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Nominations open for Sharjah scientific research award

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 20, 2020 | Last updated on September 20, 2020 at 06.21 pm
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The winning research will be utilised scientifically in the field of police science and the nominations will be open for a period of six months.

The second edition of the Police Science Academy Award for Scientific Research was launched on Sunday by the Sharjah Police Science Academy (SPSA).

The announcement was made during a Press conference attended by Maj-Gen Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police and Brig-Gen Dr Mohammed Khamis Al Othmani, Director-General of the Police Science Academy.

"The award aims to fulfil the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in encouraging Emirati and Arab researchers to pursue scientific research, enriching the library with security research and studies, and supporting the culture of creativity and innovation," said Maj-Gen Al Shamsi.

"The winning research will be utilised scientifically in the field of police science and the nominations will be open for a period of six months," he added.

Brig-Gen Al Othmani said there are three categories set for awards in the second edition. "The first area deals with security challenges (artificial intelligence and digital systems in security work, cybersecurity), while the second field deals with police management (security information and decision-making, rational leadership). The third area deals with security work strategies (strategic management, quality of life, quality and distinction).

"The top three pieces of research in each category will be published in the Journal of Police and Legal Sciences and will win an award sum of Dh50,000. Other research that meet the criteria will be grant Dh5,000," added Brig-Gen Al Othmani.

Several committees including experts and professors have been formed by the academy to be part of the award process, said Lt-Col Abdullah Al Hayyay, director of the College of Officers Administration. "These committees stipulated that the research competition should address issues and phenomena related to the UAE society. The number of pages should not exceed 120and the announcement of the award winners will be in the month of March 2021," he said.

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Afkar Abdullah


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