- 4 other Bangladeshi American police officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Bangladesh American officer Sazedur Rahman of the New York Police Department (NYPD) has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, according to a Facebook post by the Bangladeshi American Police Association (BAPA), an official fraternal organization representing Bangladeshi American officers and civilians of the NYPD. Apart from Rahman, four other Bangladeshi American police officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant. They are Abu Taher Firoz, Mohammed Choudhury, Md. Samsuddin, and Rajib Bhowmik.
“Today is a big day for BAPA,” the Facebook post said. “Heartiest congratulations to all our members who were promoted to Lieutenant and Sergeant.”
In a tweet, the association congratulated the police officers. “A big round of applause on your promotion. You made your families proud and you made your community proud. Job well done. We are wishing you much more success!”
According to the Dhaka Tribune, Rahman, who was born in Jessore, became a U.S. resident in 1997 through the Diversity Visa (DV) program. Then a student at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet, studying Chemical Technology and Polymer Science, Rahman later completed the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science in New York.
He joined the NYPD as an officer in 2008 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016. He has served as an investigative supervisor in the NYPD’s Equal Employment Opportunity Division for the last three years. Rahman lives with his wife Hosne Ara Rahman and two daughters in Queens.
Earlier in January, Bangladeshi American Shamsul Haque was promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander in the Detective Squad of NYPD, a first for any Bangladeshi in the police department.
He was also the first South Asian to achieve the rank in NYPD.