In our first episode of Let’s Talk More, Romail Gulzar spoke to Insp. Yakub Ismail from the Leicestershire Police, and chair of the Leicestershire Black Police Association. We find out all about his career, his upbringing, life outside of work and what is important to him.
It’s important to remember that behind the badge, there is a person. No matter their profession, officials, especially the police and others in the public sector, can often be perceived as intimidating and just different. Yakub Ismail exudes kindness in a very endearing and approachable way. He has a deep love for the city of Leicester, due to the multiculturalism and the people, and it shows.
Yakub feels that good intentions and love towards the city and its people pays off. “People do like the police,” He said. “I think we have trust from our communities. In general A majority of people are quite comfortable and open and willing to talk to us and they engage very well.”
Watch the full interview below and stay tuned for more episodes of Let’s Talk More, every week!