WEST Yorkshire Police have been nominated in two categories at the British Muslim Awards which take place at The Bradford Hotel in Bradford tonight.

Bradford College's Student Base Team have also picked up a hard-earned nomination.

The force is nominated in the Diversity Champion of the Year category and Police Constable Fiz Ahmed is nominated in the Mohammed Sarwar Services award category.

The Bradford College team are also up for the Diversity Champion of the Year award.

Meanwhile, representing West Yorkshire Police at the event are: PC Fiz Ahmed, Emma Walton, Sophia Ghafoor and Nadeem Khan.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: "West Yorkshire Police is proud to have been recognized at the seventh annual British Muslim awards.

"As a force we are working extremely hard to ensure that we are representative of the communities we serve.

"We have Positive Action Ambassadors and Community Engagement Officers actively working to improve BAME representation. One of whom is PC Fiz Ahmed who works in Bradford.

"For the last few months PC Ahmed has trialled a new uniform for women, which is designed not to show the female form.

"PC Ahmed has had some really positive feedback from the local community and from her work in the trial, I hope that this uniform will encourage people from under-represented groups to consider a career in policing."

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson said: “These nominations are indicative of the continued emphasis which the force and my office places upon aspects of diversity.

"I would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in carrying out important initiatives like this.

“A great deal of work continues to take place, ensuring that every opportunity is taken to engage and further improve upon the public’s experience.

“In particular, I have supported the work around recruitment that is actively encouraging diversity across West Yorkshire and the workforce, but know there is always more to do.

“It is resulting in an organisation which is increasingly accessible to under-represented groups and better reflects the communities we all serve.”