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Dr. Doug Abrahamson bridges the academic scholar - police practitioner divide by blending academic/scholarly rigor with 35 years of professional policing knowledge, training, and experience.

Doug holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from Charles Sturt University (CSU), a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University (RRU), was a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington D.C. (2006-2007) and was elected to and served on the RRU Board of Governors in 2001.

Since 2016 Dr. Abrahamson has been an Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy in the United Arab Emirates and teaches within the Policing & Security and Crime Scenes programs. During this time period Doug has been extensively involved in faculty and interpreter selection interviews, has developed nine new policing and crime scene courses, and was responsible for creating and managing the crime scene program experiential elements as they related to forensic photography, fingerprints and suspicious fire investigations.

Dr. Abrahamson is an Adjunct Faculty member with the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security (AGSPS-CSU), a registered Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Doctoral Supervisor with CSU, and is a peer reviewer (by invitation) for the “A” ranked international journal: Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy.

Dr. Abrahamson has served and continues to serve on a variety of local, national and international Board and/or Committee Member positions, some of which include: Rabdan Academy Faculty Committee (2016 – Present); collaborator with the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (CAN-SEBP}; International Public Safety Advisors committee member, Saskatchewan Global Transportation Hub Authority (2011-Present); Restorative Justice Victoria, Board Member (2013-2015); Co-founder & Advisory Board Chair for the Law Enforcement Organization of Planning & Research Directors’ Forum (LEOPRD) (2006-2007); and Editorial & Review Board Member for the Canadian Journal of Police & Security Services (2005-2006). Dr. Abrahamson’s advanced levels of education, training and experience in policing, business management and public policy allows him to critically reflect upon current police and security practices both in the public and private sectors and to make sound recommendations for substantive policy and practice improvements. In 2017, Doug was a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Forensic Science Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE and presented on The Role of Dual-Sector Crime Scene (Forensic) Education within the Policing, Military and Emergency Response Sectors.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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