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Positive Action Co-ordinator - PC Amjad Ditta

PC Amjad Ditta "I am the Positive Action Co-ordinator for West Yorkshire Police. My role involves recruiting, maintaining & promoting under represented groups within the force."

Are you from a minority group or community and interested in joining West Yorkshire Police as a police officer?

Find out more about the role by emailing our new positive action co-ordinator PC Amjad Ditta via hr.resourcing@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Follow PC Amjad Ditta on Twitter : @WYP_AmjadDitta

Like PC Amjad Ditta on Facebook www.facebook.com/WYPAmjadDitta

See the latest video update on Amjad and the recruitment campaign published by 'Kirklees Local TV' on their YouTube site.


PC Amjad Ditta is celebrating one year in his role as the Force’s Positive Action Co-ordinator.  As the title suggests, this is a complex job with many roles, the main one being recruiting and retaining all under- represented groups in West Yorkshire Police, to help develop representation in a variety of communities.

Positive Action is the Force’s way to achieve a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve by encouraging individuals from minority groups and communities to get involved in recruitment and progression opportunities.

Amjad himself has been working his way up through the organisation for 12 years now, gaining valuable experience along the way.

He joined the Force at 19 years old as a Community Support Officer and then went on to spend three years at Halifax as a Police Constable. Now, as well as fulfilling his role as the Positive Action Co-ordinator, Amjad is also a Fire Arms Officer.

This experience gives him a very good idea of what it is like building his way up through the Force, coming from an under-represented group, giving him the understanding that can help him to encourage those from minority communities.

Amjad said: “It is definitely a must need to have faced the challenges yourself.” Without that, he suggests, he wouldn’t have understood the difficulties these minority communities face when viewing the police.

Amjad is the only member of his family to work in the police force, but said that he received a large amount of family support and believes he wouldn’t be in the position he is in today withoAmjad and PC Afzalut that.

However, his answer to the question on what support and information he received from the Police as an interested youngster was: “nothing”. “Nothing”, that has clearly changed into ‘something’, with the support systems that Amjad is trying to implement as part of Positive Action.

Amjad said: “The biggest thing for positive action is to have that support.”

Through his work with potential new recruits, he has become somewhat of a local celebrity as he has made such a positive impact on the local communities through seminars and social media posts, saying: “You can’t go anywhere without being recognised, but you are being recognised for the right reasons.”

He has recently been nominated and won awards for his dedication and enthusiasm to his work.

Along with this, Amjad received a nomination by The National Diversity Awards 2017 for the Positive Role Model Award.

It’s the power of being a positive role model that Amjad takes very seriously and said that with the positive action plan, new recruits from under-represented communities, such as PC Afzal (see top right image) can now become role models for the future generation.

You can contact PC Amjad Ditta via email on amjad.ditta@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk and follow him on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat: amjadditta31 and Instagram: pc_amjadditta.



YouTube Video

PC Ditta gives advice on how best to fill in the Police Officer application form.


PC Amjad Ditta hosted a recruitment seminar to outline the recruitment process and field frequently asked questions from potential recruits.

Pc Amjad Ditta will be interviewed on IQRA TV which is on Sky Channel 819, on Sunday 11th December at 4.30pm. The above video will form part of the interview.


'Facebook Live' Videos

Tuesday 11th October 2016 PC Amjad Ditta interviews training PCSO recruits on their role and experiences. Click here to view the video on Facebook.


Wednesday 5th October 2016 - PC Amjad Ditta and PCSO Sarah Barberini host a Facebook Live on PCSO recruitment. Click here to view the video on Facebook.

Tuesday 27th September 2016 - PC Amjad Ditta & Resourcing Assistant Gail Cown Facebook Live - click here to view the video on Facebook.

Wednesday 21st September 2016 - PC Ditta answering questions on Facebook live around recruitment process. Click here to view this video on Facebook.


Monday, 22nd August, 2016 - explaining the Police training 'bleep test' - click here to view this video on Facebook


Thursday 11th August 2016 - PC Amjad Ditta talks to PC Sanya Shahid about her journey in to the Police - click here to view this video on Facebook


Thursday, 4th August, 2016 - An Introduction - and explain more about the recruitment process - click here to view this video on Facebook






Follow PC Amjad Ditta on Twitter : @WYP_AmjadDitta

BBC Look North - Monday 9th May 2016


PC Amjad Ditta talks to Pulse 1 Radio about his role with West Yorkshire Police


PC Amjad Ditta talks to BBC Leeds Radio about his role with West Yorkshire Police

Interview with PC Amjad Ditta on BBC Radio Leeds 'Connections' programme, with Mussy Abassi. (scroll to 24m 50s)

Read about the Force’s new Positive Action Co-ordinator PC Amjad Ditta in the Asian Express newspaper.Amjad Ditta featuring in the Asian Express









PC Ditta at Bradford College

A police officer with a brief to boost the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people applying to join the force visited Bradford College to speak to public services students. Read More.