Members of Edmonton's Muslim community say changes to the Edmonton police uniform will help build trust and reflect Edmonton's growing diversity.

This week, EPS announced it had commissioned a police-issued hijab that lays flat on the face and tears away if someone pulls on it, giving Muslim women on the force the option of wearing the traditional headscarf while on duty.

Sherif El Sayad is the Imam at Rashid Mosque in northeast Edmonton. He helped work with EPS to design the new hijab.

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