297. Haseeb Hosein (Captain, Boston Police)

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As Boston police Captain Haseeb Hosein, a former science teacher and a firm believer in the power of reading, assumes leadership in Mattapan as the department’s first Muslim captain, he plans to have his officers walking not only the streets, but school hallways.

“I want my guys to go into the schools and spend 30 minutes and read” with a child, said Hosein, 52, who received his captain’s shield Wednesday in a ceremony at police headquarters. “I hate that police officers are always the bad guy. We should be an asset.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/23/boston-police-department-first-muslim-captain-puts-priority-working-with-children/tTpzU3h2CYSkhIZGUSPtPK/story.html

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