Hijab-Wearing Muslim Becomes Police Officer

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A Muslim woman in a hijab is now a full time Deputy Police Officer at the Wayne County Jail Systems in Detroit, Michigan, a first for the Sheriff’s office. Warren County resident Marzana Ali, 27, was among 12 officers who graduated last week from the Wayne County Sheriff’s jail academy. Ali is not a resident of Wayne County.

On Monday, June 6, she began her first day as a deputy officer at the jail. It was also the first day of Ramadan. “I am fasting on the job,” Ali said. “And I was welcomed with open arms. Everybody there was very friendly to me and I felt very safe. My first day was incredible. I was able to learn a lot.”

Ali is married and has and a 2-year-old daughter.  She added that her father and husband were very supportive in her decision to become a deputy officer. “Before I began, I did feel kind of intimated,” Ali said about entering the coveted workforce of police work. “I didn’t know what to expect. But as I started the jailers academy, all those fears went away. It just took a little bit of strength to overcome everything else.”

Ali’s duties at the jail would require her to interact with inmates, transform them and restrain them if required. She also has to practice protocol for the safety of herself and other officers.

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