A police commissioner candidate of the Bielefeld Police Headquarters tried to make contact with Salafists according to newspaper WESTFALEN-BLATT information and among other things took part in three events with the British preacher Haitham al-Haddad. After other trainee police officers had informed superiors that the prospective policeman was reading the Koran in class and visiting a mosque observed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the police initiated a “check on Islamism”.The police had their information evaluated by an Islam scientist from the State Criminal Investigation Office. He came to the conclusion that the Muslim police candidate’s loyalty to the constitution should be doubted. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia then refused the man civil servant status after three years of training. Victor Ocansey, spokesman for the State Office for Education, Training and Personnel Affairs of the Police in NRW, told the newspaper WESTFALEN-BLATT: “This is the only case since 2015 in which a student police officer in North Rhine-Westphalia was dismissed because of extremist incidents. The Administrative Court in Minden confirmed the dismissal.