Thirty-four-year-old Sheikh Ahmed Abdo has become NSW's first Muslim police chaplain since 2011, and is believed to be the only Muslim to hold the position currently in any state or territory of Australia.

He succeeds the late NSW police chaplain Sheikh Khalil Chami, who died in 2011.

At his swearing in ceremony in Fairfield on Thursday, he recalled how his experience of discrimination, growing up in southwest Sydney, shaped his views of the police force.

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