Ali Dizaei, popularly known as Dr. Ali Dizaei, is the former Commander of the Metropolitan Police Service of London. He is known for his remarkable service in the police force and his accomplishments as a successful businessman.
Born to a father who worked as deputy commissioner of police in 1961, Ali Dizaei saw his father as a role model. In 1973, he moved to the U.K. to pursue schooling, and he attended Slindon College in Arundel, West Sussex.
After completing his schooling, he went to City University London, from where he attained a degree in B.A. (Hons) and LLM. Ali earned a diploma in policing from Cambridge University, followed by a Ph.D. from Brunel University with his zeal for studying.
With his morals high and robust opinions, he joined Thames Valley Police in 1986. Later, he served as the Chief Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department. He then became the advisor to the home secretary on racial discrimination issues. On 29 March 1999, he was promoted to superintendent and became a staff officer to Assistant Commissioner Ian Johnson.
In April 2000, Ali Dizaei became the Superintendent of Operations at Kensington police station. Ali didn’t hesitate to question the system, proving that by criticizing the questions asked in the promotion exams. These questions were offensive and spoke about other races in a derogatory way.
His outspoken nature earned him a great name, and he became a media commentator for the department. People started supporting his thought process, and he began appearing in more and more media interviews. His concern was the differences and harassment people face based on their religion and ethnicity in public and at work.
In April 2008, he became the Commander of West London and received the Commissioner’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. In the same year, he was appointed as the National Black Police Association president.
Several people tried to bring him down with his career reaching new heights. However, Ali dealt with the situation wisely and remained calm. His friends and family know him as an easy-going person who tackles every problem with a smile on his face.
Ali Dizaei started his journey as an entrepreneur shortly after his career as a police officer ended. He lives in Surrey with his wife Shahameh and handles his business. Ali has made a good life for himself with his company and is on the path to joining the list of millionaires.