Sweden: first police cadet with a headscarf

Donna Eljammal

Donna Eljammal (26) is Sweden’s first police cadet with a headscarf. She had wanted to join the police long before she started wearing a hijab.

“Ever since I was little. I want to help others and move instead of just sitting in front of a computer.”

A few years ago it became possible to wear a headscarf or turban as part of the police uniform, after some debate.

Islam in Europe, 5 December 2011

See also The Local, 6 December 2011

And Polis Tidningen, 30 November 2011