Ahmed Nasser was born in 1966 in the village of Almayanah in Yemen. He immigrated to the United States in 1986 and settled in Brooklyn Heights. He worked in family-owned restaurants and earned undergraduate degrees from New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn and Baruch College in Manhattan before joining the New York City Police Department in 2000. As a detective and member of the Community Affairs Bureau, Nasser worked to improve communication between Muslim immigrant communities and the NYPD in the years following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He co-founded the American Muslim Law Enforcement Officers Association in 2001 and the NYPD Muslim Officers Society in 2004. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Ahmed Nasser describes his first memories of Brooklyn.
Ahmed Nasser describes the experience of working as a police officer in the days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Portrait of Ahmed Nasser at the Brooklyn Historical Society.