Born to a father who served as a deputy commissioner of police, Ali Dizaei was raised in a disciplined and free environment. In 1973, the whole family moved to the UK for his education and better life quality.
Ali Dizaei went to a private boarding school in Arundel, West Sussex. Furthermore, he earned his BA (Hons) and LLM from City University in London. Later, he gained a Ph.D. from Brunel University and a policing degree from Cambridge University. In 1986, he started his journey as a cop and joined Thames Valley Police.
In 1999, Ali Dizaei was appointed as the Superintendent Operations at the Kensington Police Station. In 2004, he was promoted to the post of Chief Superintendent and served as the Borough Commander of Hounslow and of Hammersmith and Fulham. Ali Dizaei was known for being the voice of people in the minority due to race, religion, etc.
Ali Dizaei made it to the news headlines several times to question how things worked in the department. He raised the issue of racial discrimination within the department. This outspoken personality got him elected as the President of the National Black Police Association in 2008. However, his efforts were not well received by a few people in the department.
Ali Dizaei faced backlash from the department as he was convicted for several charges. The department started an investigation against him, and he was suspended from his job with full pay. He was jailed for four years, but his wife helped with the case and found information that reduced his sentence.
In 2012, Ali Dizaei decided to let go of his job and start a new career. He went into a private business and became a successful entrepreneur. Ali Dizaei didn’t give up on clearing his name from the charges he was facing in the court.