Policing and Security (PAS)

Acquire standard, ethical, policing practices, procedures, and technologies to ensure public security, maintain stability, reduce crime, and ensure public confidence.

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Degree Programs
Program TitlePolicing and Security
Exit Award(s)Associate Degree / Diploma

Higher Diploma

Bachelor of Science

Academic Unit offering the programFaculty of Resilience
Program ChairDr. Khameis Al Abdouli
Duration2 – year Associate Degree / Diploma

3 – year Higher Diploma

4 – year Bachelor of Science

No. of Credits60 credits – Associate Degree / Diploma

90 credits – Higher Diploma

120 credits – Bachelor of Science

Delivery Site(s)Rabdan Academy
Mode(s) of DeliveryFace-to-Face (maximum of up to 25% online courses)
Mode(s) of StudyFull-Time / Part-Time


The program prepares graduates to become leaders of a multidisciplinary team in the application of standard, ethical, policing practices, procedures, and technologies to ensure public security by identifying threats, assessing risk, and implementing organisational, interagency solutions to maintain stability, reduce crime, and ensure public confidence in the resilience of the nation.

The program consists of courses involving the management of police operations in the United Arab Emirates. It includes leadership, crime investigation, community policing, strategic planning, and the command of operations. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, simulation exercises, and applied real-world scenarios, students learn team organisation, professional ethics, interagency operations, and resilience through the core principles of contemporary relevance, integration, cooperation, multi-agency coordination, and interoperability. Graduates are leaders who contribute to the safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management (SSDEC) for national resilience.

  • Have relevant technological skills, knowledge, and abilities for employment as a manager in the SSDEC sector.
  • Work, lead, and communicate effectively in a team to achieve common goals.
  • Apply standard, ethical practices, procedures, and technologies to collect information, identify threats, assess risk, and develop effective programs.
  • Implement organizational, interagency solutions to strengthen the SSDEC community and build national resilience capacities.
  • Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education, certification, or other lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Fulfil civic duties and responsibilities through local, national, or global service
  • Effectively communicate SSDEC matters using oral, written, and presentation methods
  • Critically evaluate the legal, social, and ethical implications related to SSDEC management and practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and research methodologies of a range of relevant principles and theories in the application of complex problem solving related to SSDEC national and international sectors
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills within a range of SSDEC contexts to defend positions and innovative solutions
  • Apply SSDEC knowledge, skills and attributes to include multiple perspectives in formulating effective resilience in real world examples and scenarios
  • Apply contemporary learning activities to support the UAE response to evolving policing and security threats and dangers


Program Courses that are approved for Optional Online Delivery
PAS104Law and Criminal Justice Studies
PAS201Human Rights, Ethics, and Policing
PAS202Organisational Culture and Policing
PAS204Child Protection
PAS301Human Resources Studies
SEC302Applied Stakeholder Analysis
SEC403Strategic Planning
SEC100Introduction to Academic Studies (Gen Ed)


Semester One

Semester (1)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
SEC100Introduction to Academic Studies (Gen Ed)3
PAS101Introduction Policing3
MTH101General Education Mathematics (Gen Ed – NSM)3
ENG210English 2 (Gen Ed)3
PAS102Introduction to Police Leadership3


Semester (2)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
PAS104Law and Criminal Justice Studies3
PAS201Human Rights, Ethics and Policing3
EMS100Emirates Studies (Gen Ed – HFA)3
ISL100Islamic Studies (Gen Ed – HFA)3
Elective 13


Semester (3)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
HUM100Ethical Studies (Gen Ed – HFA)3
PAS202Organisational Culture and Policing3
PAS203Community Policing3
ARA100Arabic Studies (Gen Ed – HFA)3
Elective 23


Semester (4)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
PAS204Child Protection3
SEC290Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Gen Ed – SBS)3
PAS103Introduction to Crime Scenes3
Elective 33
Elective 43


Semester (5)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
PAS301Human Resources Studies3
BCM100Introduction to BCM3
PAS305Intelligence Gathering and Effective Source Management3
SCI100Environment, Health and Safety (Gen Ed)3
Elective 53


Semester (6)

CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
SEC302Applied Stakeholder Analysis3
MGT100Management Fundamentals (Gen Ed – SBS )3
PAS206Crime Investigation3
Elective 63


Semester (7)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
SEC303Introduction to Research Methods360 cr
SEC401Workplace Secondment381 cr
PAS205Road Policing and Public Safety3
ENG310English 33ENG210
Elective 73


Semester (8)
CodeNameCreditsPre Req/
SEC490Project in SSDEC Management3SEC303
SEC403Strategic Planning3
SEC404Understanding Strategic Threats3
SEC210Systems and Technologies (Gen Ed)3
Elective 83



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