SHEFFIELD’S Muslim community held a party to say a fond farewell to a police officer who has retired after 36 years with South Yorkshire Police.
Former Deputy Chief Constable Bob Dyson was invited to the Pakistani Muslim Centre on Woodbourn Road, Attercliffe, where he was thanked for his service.
Mr Dyson, who retired earlier this month, started as a bobby in the beat in 1976 and rose up the ranks to become Deputy Chief Constable in 2007.
Mr Dyson was joined at the party by former Chief Constable Mike Hedges and current Chief Constable David Crompton.
Sarwar Awan, from the Pakistani Muslim Centre, said: “Mr Dyson carried on the good relationship with the Muslim community that we have enjoyed for a number of years.
“That relationship is important because it encourages members of the community to come forward and help the police.”