Bangladeshi-American promoted to Lieutenant in NYPD


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

The association congratulated the police officers in a tweet. They wrote, "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. 

At the time, he was a student of Chemical Technology and Polymer Science at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet. Later, he completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science in New York.

Sazedur joined the NYPD as an officer in 2008 and was then promoted to a Sergeant in 2016.

He served as an investigative supervisor in the NYPD's Equal Employment Opportunity Division before the latest promotion. Sazedur lives in Queens with his wife HosneAra Rahman and is father to two daughters.

In January, ShamsulHaque, another Bangladesh-origin American, was promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander in the Detective Squad of NYPD, the first for a Bangladeshi in the police department.He was also the first South Asian to achieve the rank in NYPD.

Four other Bangladeshi-Americans, Abu TaherFiroz, Mohammed Choudhury, MD Samsuddin, and RajibBhowmik were also promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Bangladeshi American Police Association (Bapa) on March 19.