Lieutenant Adeel Rana and Detective Elvis Vukelj of the New York Police Department held a panel discussion on community policing with law and criminology graduate students at the U.S. Consulate General Karachi. Both Rana and Vukelj are members of the Muslim Officer’s Association and have extensive experience working with immigrant communities in New York.
“We’re excited to be here in Pakistan and to share our experiences” said Lieutenant Rana, who immigrated to New York from Pakistan in the 1980s. Karachi and New York, he said, are both dynamic mega-cities with diverse populations, and police in both cities face similar challenges. “We want to share our knowledge of community policing in the hope that our counterparts here can learn from those experiences.”
The U.S. State Department funded Rana’s and Vukelj’s visit. While in Pakistan, they are showcasing the positive impact of American Muslims in the United States.