Head of Security, Alan Cain, Mohammad and Security Patrol Officer, Jamie
Security Services recently hosted Mohammed Al Rahma one of our third year students studying Forensic Science & Applied Criminology at the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences.
Mohammed had specifically requested to work with Security to complete a 100 hour professional work placement within a criminal justice related agency or organization, applying criminological theory and research to real-life situations.
The placement culminates in an assessment incorporating formative tasks, feedback and a final report based on the work conducted during the placement, along with an ongoing reflective account of students’ placement experience.
The work related experience he conducted included: CCTV Surveys, Crime Awareness, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Preservation, Forensic Awareness, Policing University Campus, Property Marking Events, Promoting Safety in the Community, Security Operations, Security Surveys, Counter Terrorist Search Operations, VIP Security.
Working with Security Services afforded Mohammed the unique experience of conducting security operations on a campus situated on the fringe of one of the UK’s largest cities and one of the most densely student populated areas in Europe.
During the course of his student placement he gained experience in a wide range of operational tasking that afforded him the opportunity to gain an insight in to the challenges and opportunities presented in providing security for a large university environment. He was able to utilise the knowledge he had gained as part of his academic study to further develop his understanding of the application of criminological theory and research to real-life situations.
The projects he has been involved with have produced some very useful results which Security have been able to incorporate in to operations with a particular emphasis on the safety and security of the University community. The work Mohammed produced in respect of CCTV surveys, crime scene preservation and investigative work has been particularly noteworthy.
Mohammed graduates in July 2017 following which he will return to the United Arab Emirates where he will re-join the police academy. This has been a very rewarding experience for Mohammed and Security Services with both parties benefiting from the placement.