An Emirati woman has been selected as one of the four most outstanding police officers in the world by a US-based international police body.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has chosen Captain Amina Khamis Al Bloushi from the Abu Dhabi Police as one of the top four officers in the world.
Al Bloushi, who is chairperson of the Emirates Woman Police Association (EWPA) and the regional director for Women Police in The Middle East Region, was chosen in recognition of her efforts and the work that she has done to promote the goals of the EWPA since its establishment, and to diversify its activities, in areas of police and socialwork, a statement said.
Al Bloushi will now qualify to be one of the four finalists for the IACP Police Officer of the Year Award.
The Police Officer of the Year Award is the most prestigious law enforcement award of the IACP and recognises the standards of innovation, creativity, and participation in improving the police work environment.
Founded in 1893, the IACP is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit membership organisation of law enforcement executives with more than 20,000 members in 100 countries.
The EWPA was founded in 2011 and aims to develop and support the role of women in the various police fields.
Al Bloushi was also awarded “Officer of the Year” by the International Association of Women Police in Canada in 2012.