A Pakistani-American police officer has been promoted to head the New York Police Department’s volunteer force. Nasir Saleem is the first Pakistani and man of Muslim faith to be appointed as Auxiliary Department Chief.
Saleem has dedicated his achievement to his country, Pakistan in his statement. “It’s a great honor, I am speechless,” Saleem said in an emotionally charged voice. “I dedicate my new title to Pakistan,” he told reporters after taking the oath of office as the Auxiliary Deputy Chief on Tuesday.
Our @NYPDauxiliary officers serve this city day in & day out, in all types of weather, and in every community- and it’s all volunteer work❗️
Congrats to Nasir Saleem on his promotion as the first Muslim Auxiliary Deputy Chief. His 28 years & 14k hours does not go unnoticed. pic.twitter.com/0BGjZ07ftt
— Chief Fausto Pichardo (@NYPDChiefPatrol) January 29, 2020
Nasir Saleem has been serving New York Police for 28 years. He was appointed to his new post in a simple ceremony attended by fellow police officers and members of the Pakistani community. Captain Adeel Rana and Lt. Zaigham pinned badges on Nasir Saleem’s uniform.
New York Police shared the moments from the event on Twitter. The NYPD Chief Patrol, Chief Fausto Pichardo, congratulated Nasir Saleem for his untiring services to the New York police department.
“Our @NYPDauxiliary officers serve this city day in & day out, in all types of weather, and every community- and it’s all volunteer work. Congrats to Nasir Saleem on his promotion as the first Muslim Auxiliary Deputy Chief. His 28 years & 14k hours does not go unnoticed” NYPD Chief Patrol, Chief Fausto Pichardo in a tweet.
NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector, Danielle Raia, also shared the pictures from the event on the Twitter account and congratulated Nasir Saleem for exemplary services to the New York Police.
Last month in December 2019, The New York Police Department honored Auxiliary Police Officers of Pakistani origin. Adnan Zahoor and Nasir Mehmood received recognition awards for 20 years of service, while Auxiliary Inspector Nasir Saleem completed 25 years of service.
The New York Police Department recently honored Auxiliary Police Officers of 🇵🇰Pakistani origin. Adnan Zahoor and Nasir…
The pictures of the event were shared on the Facebook page of the US Embassy of Pakistan. It further noted that NYPD officials of Pakistani diaspora are not only playing a valuable role in the law enforcement services in New York but also across the USA.