A POLICEMAN from Kirklees has won a national award.
Dewsbury’s Pc Mo Aziz took the title of Community Police Officer of the Year at the Jane's Review Awards in London.
Pc Aziz (pictured) has been with West Yorkshire Police for more than six years and works in Savile Town.
He was nominated for being at the forefront of easing Asian community fears of reprisal and also reducing tensions after people were arrested in the area on suspicion of terrorism.
Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison said: "This is a remarkable achievement. Mo does a fantastic job in Dewsbury.
“He typifies the neighbourhood policing focus that we want to bring to bear across the county. This national award is a tribute to him personally and to the style of policing we aim to deliver in West Yorkshire."
Pc Aziz said: "I was shocked and honoured to have won the award. I would like to thank all my supervisors and management for their help and support while I have been working on the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
“I am sure we will produce many more winners in the future. It's clear that West Yorkshire is leading the way on neighbourhood policing."