Following a career in computing and designing motherboards; and with his family all grown up, Omar has now retired and has begun a new career volunteering.

Not contented in setting for one volunteer role Omar has decided to fill his time by volunteering with Wiltshire Police, Dorothy House and the Fire Service.

He tells us "Like many volunteers I would like to give a service to my community, and I feel that my life experiences can be of benefit to the community and to Wiltshire Police."

As a Muslim he tells us his mantra is "to care for your neighbours and community "

Alongside volunteering, Omar works in his local mosque in Trowbridge. He openly talks about his volunteer role with the community as some people do not trust the police or are scared of the uniforms.  He is keen to break down barriers between the police and the local community, and to help the police to be more visible and more engaged with the community.  He would also like to see more police visits to the mosque on open days.

Omar says "We need to learn about people from all different backgrounds so that people can have a better understanding of each other"

Omar sits as an independent member on the Force volunteer panel.  He offers an independent point of view on behalf of the public when agreeing and reviewing volunteer roles.

For us independent volunteer roles such as Omar's are really important to ensure we are making the right decisions for the Force and the public.

 

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