MINNEAPOLIS,MN–Kadra Mohammed made history last week when she was sworn in as one of the Metro Transit Police Officers.
She is the first sworn in female Somali officer in Minnesota and quite possibly the country. “It’s just a step forward, I plan on making more steps forward in my career, so I’m very excited for that,” she told a local television channel.
“She represents that large population of Somali women who use transit. I hope when they see her on the train on the bus they feel more comfortable.” Chief John Harrington.
The first Somali sergeant in the US, Waheid Siraach, who is currently on a leave of absence to train national police back in Somali, awarded Mohammed her badge.