Saturday, April 4, 2015

Saudi Arabia's first female detective trained in U.S.



As a former police officer myself, I was quite excited when I saw this news video of Nadeen Alsayat, the first Saudi female trained for police work.  Nadeen recently graduated from Colorado University with a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice paid for by the Saudi government and will become Saudi Arabia's first female detective.  She spent six months interning with the Commerce City Police Department in Colorado.

In addition to Nadeen's accomplishment in the USA, Saudi Arabia will be graduating its first ever class of female police officers as well this year.  Congratulations to Nadeen on achieving her childhood dream of becoming a police officer - and congratulations to the graduating class in KSA for leading the way for other females to break into careers that were previously taboo for Saudi women.

To read more about Nadeen Alsayat's training experience, CLICK HERE.

5 comments:

  1. I wonder what Saudi Arabia will do with her? I don't think they really know what to do with women other than keep them in their place.

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    1. Hi Jerry - Hopefully we will hear an update about her career. It will be interesting to see how she and the others entering the field will fare.

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  2. I would be worried about any cop or detective getting trained in the US because in 2014 USPD's shot and killed ~1200 civilians mostly in the name of self defense. This is more than what the Saudi police have killed in over 100 years. I hope Nadeen does not turn out to be like a typical US cop!

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    1. Hi PKA - I don't think you need to worry about that happening... More than likely, in KSA she won't find herself in situations where she might have to use lethal force.

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