A Pakistani-American police officer Nasir Saleem has dedicated his singular achievement to his motherland– Pakistan as he has been picked to head the New York Police Department’s volunteer force.
According to the details, a 30-year veteran of New York police, became the first Pakistani and a Muslim to be appointed as Auxiliary Deputy Chief of the nearly 5,000-strong force which serves in the city’s neighborhoods as the “eyes and ears” of the regular police through foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrols.
Nasir Saleem told reporters after taking the oath of office as the Auxiliary Deputy Chief “It’s a great honour … I am speechless,” Saleem said in an emotionally charged voice.
“I dedicate my new title to Pakistan,” he added.
It is to be noted that Auxiliary Police officers are trained to observe and report conditions requiring the services of the regular police assisting in non-enforcement and non-hazardous duties.
Saleem was inducted into his new assignment at a simple ceremony at which senior police officials and members of the Pakistani community were presented.
Badges were pinned on his uniform by Captain Adeel Rana and Lt. Zaigham Abbas, fellow Pakistani-American police officers.