The Muslim Officers Society (MOS) on
Thursday held a scholarship dinner at which Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
was honored as its “Man of the Year.” The MOS is the New York City Police
Department’s newest fraternal organization, established in May 2008. Currently
it has about 165 members.
NYPD Chaplain Imam Khalid Latif delivers the opening prayer
at the Muslim Officers Society dinner Thursday night in Flushing.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly was honored Thursday
evening by the NYPD Muslim Officers Society for his support of the fraternal
organization and its membership. Commissioner Kelly conducts open forums with
local Muslim leaders and mosque members, and the Department’s community affairs
outreach includes a youth cricket league established last summer, and regular
visits by officers to local mosques and Islamic businesses under its Community
L to R (facing camera): Detective Ahmed Nasser,
Commissioner Kelly; Ibraheem Nasser, recipient of a Muslim Officers Society
college scholarship award. Detective Ahmed Nasser is the president and founder
of the Muslim Officers Society and the Department’s chief liaison to the Muslim
community. He is one of several police officers assigned to outreach to the
City’s predominantly Muslim areas, the total population of which is estimated to
be about 600,000.