There is always a first and Boston police department made history by appointing its first Muslim captain last week. “I can be a voice to denounce violence, and let people know that the 1.6 billion Muslims [in the world] are just like them,” Haseeb Hosein, the first Muslim police Captain in Boston, told the Boston Globe.
“I hope to be that voice that speaks out loud.”
Assuming police leadership in Mattapan district, Hosein became the highest-ranking Muslims in Boston police department and “one of three minority captains”, police spokesman stated.
The Muslim police captain, who has been serving in police for 26 years, is a former science teacher in Florida and later taught middle school science in the Boston school system.
Moving from Trinidad to the US with his parents when he was 10, Hosein earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s in criminal justice from Boston University.
Joining the police department, the father of three has worked as a police officer in different places all over the city “including a stint in Roxbury from 1993 to 2004, before serving as a lieutenant in Hyde Park.