US Muslim Becomes First to Assume Charge of NYPD Patrol Precinct

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An American Muslim has become the first officer of Pakistani origin to assume the charge of a New York local precinct as its commanding officer.


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Appointed as the Precinct Commander on July 7, Captain Adeel Rana received congratulations from various American Muslim groups and officers.

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Expressing his excitement, Cpt Rana said he was feeling proud to be able to lead the best men and women of the great department.

“Together we can make a difference. It is a historical event and great day for America!!!” he said.

NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo congratulated Rana on the new position.

“Welcome aboard to Captain Adeel Rana as the NYPD’s first Pakistani-American Precinct Commander,” Pichardo wrote on Twitter.

Councillor Deutsch of the 48th Council District, said: “Congratulations to Captain Adeel Rana on his new appointment as CO of @NYPD84Pct.” 

US Muslim Becomes First to Assume Charge of NYPD Patrol Precinct - About Islam
US Muslim Becomes First to Assume Charge of NYPD Patrol Precinct - About Islam

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