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In A First, Pakistani Officer To Lead New York Police Volunteer Force

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A Pakistani-American police officer Nasir Saleem, with 30 years of service in New York Police, has been appointed as the deputy chief of the New York Police Department’s volunteer force.

Nasir Saleem became the first Pakistani and a Muslim to be named as Auxiliary Deputy Chief of the volunteer force. He will lead the 5000-strong force. Auxiliary Police is a subsidiary of the New York Police. They are trained to observe and report conditions that require the attention of the regular police.

Speaking after the oath-taking ceremony on Tuesday, Nasir dedicated this achievement to his motherland– Pakistan.

“It’s a great honor, I am speechless. I dedicate my new title to Pakistan,” Saleem said in an emotionally charged voice, while speaking after the oath-taking ceremony on Tuesday. His fellow Pakistani-American police officers, Captain Adeel Rana and Lt. Zaigham Abbas, pinned badges on his uniform.

The ceremony was attended by the senior police officials and members of the Pakistani community.

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