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Bangladeshi-American Sazedur Rahman promoted to Lieutenant in NYPD

  • Published at 12:11 pm March 22nd, 2021
Bangladeshi American Sazedur Rahman
Sazedur Rahman Courtesy: Twitter/NYPD_Bapa

Four other Bangladeshi-Americans have also been promoted to the rank of Sergeant

Bangladesh-origin American Sazedur Rahman has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Besides, four other Bangladeshi-Americans were also promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Bangladeshi American Police Association (Bapa) said on March 19.

They are Abu Taher Firoz, Mohammed Choudhury, MD Samsuddin, and Rajib Bhowmik.

In a tweet, the association congratulated the police officers, saying: "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!"

Sazedur Rahman, who was born in Jessore, became a US resident in 1997 through the Diversity Visa (DV) program, according to media reports. 

He was then studying Chemical Technology and Polymer Science at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet.

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He later completed the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science in New York.

In 2008, Sazedur joined the NYPD as an officer and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016.

He had been serving as an investigative supervisor in the NYPD's Equal Employment Opportunity Division for the last three years before getting the latest promotion. 

Sazedur lives with his wife Hosne Ara Rahman and two of their daughters in Queens.

Earlier in January, Bangladesh-origin 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.