Jamiel S. Altaheri made history by becoming the first Yemeni-American to attain the rank of Police Captain in the New York City Police Department on October 30, 2015. He is also one of the highest ranking Muslim Officers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He is currently assigned as the Executive Officer of the 23rd Precinct in the upper east side of Manhattan (Spanish Harlem). Captain Altaheri is the co-founder of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society. Captain Altaheri is passionate about bridging the communication gap between law enforcement officers and the Muslim Community. He has conducted numerous lectures, and discussions on the importance of diversity, community policing, collaboration and religious sensitivity in law enforcement to members of the United States Military, law enforcement personnel, and community organizations.
Captain Altaheri’s previous assignments include the 70th precinct, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Vice Enforcement Squad, Narcotics Division, Housing Bureau, Internal Affairs Bureau, Transit District 32, Homeless Outreach Unit, Employee Management Division, and the 20th precinct. Captain Altaheri is an NYPD certified Arabic linguist. He reads, writes and speaks Arabic fluently.
Captain Altaheri holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Seton Hall University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management & Finance, and a Certificate of Achievement in Accounting from Brooklyn College. He attained a Graduate Certificate in Policing in a Multicultural City from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also received a Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia. Captain Jamiel S. Altaheri is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia (Class of 2016, #263). He is the first Muslim Police Executive to graduate from the FBI National Academy.
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