Mohammed Niazi was inspired into becoming a police officer after becoming a victim of hate crime.
He was helped by a police officer and it was through talking to him that he made the decision to join.
The 33-year old who previously worked as a special constable and a call handler won the Citizen in Policing Award in 2017.
He said: “I want to make a difference to my community act as a role model for my family and I am looking forward to my career in particular working as a response officer.”
Mohammed has been posted to the City of Manchester Division. He and 95 other new recruits were attested into the role of police constable last Tuesday at a formal ceremony held at Stockport Town Hall.