Rawshan Sadia Afroze
Deputy Director (Academic)
Rawshan Sadia Afroze, Additional Superintendent of Police, joined Bangladesh Police in 2005. She is now working at Police Staff College Bangladesh (PSC) as Deputy Director (Academic). She has extensive experience on training management, curricula development as well as police research and academic works at PSC. She is a course teacher of the course counter terrorism, intelligence and criminology research of PSC Master Degree course.
Afroze is academically very sound and keen. She was awarded the prestigious AusAID scholarship to study the double Masters on ‘Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) with International Security Studies’ at Macquarie University (MQ), Australia in 2013. She was also graduated in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Dhaka (DU) with distinction. She is initially graduated in Soil Science from DU scoring first class first in Masters and third in Honour’s exams.
Afroze has proven her excellent leadership skill through her capacity to influence change and make a difference in her profession. She got officially acknowledged and recognized for her highest level of commitment, dedication and professionalism to bring a change to her organization. For her exemplary contributions to strengthen Bangladesh Police she was awarded Bangladesh Women Police Award 2017 in the category of ‘Excellence in Service’.
She was the instrumental to bring some radical changes of PSC. She facilitates in building institutional linkage between Macquarie University Australia and Police Staff College Bangladesh which led to the successful Australia Awards Fellowship Round 16 activity for PSC and the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the two. Under the Australia Awards Fellowship program, which was managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Government, 15 Police officials from Bangladesh got offer to undertake a three week long training program on “counter terrorism and countering violent extremism” at Macquarie University, Sydney held from 23 April – 13 May 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Julian Droogan, the leading counter terrorism expert of Macquarie University. Further, PSC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Macquarie University on Nov. 2017 for educational cooperation where she played an active role. This MoU covers a range of academic arenas include joint training, joint research, joint seminar/conferences, exchange of academic materials and resources, guest lectureship, short tour/visit of staff and students, faculty development and other professional development programs etc.
She is passionate on academic research and writings. She has contributed a chapter on ‘Modernization and policing in South Asia: the case of Bangladesh with particular reference to women in policing’, in Shahidullah SM edited, ‘Crime, criminal justice and the evolving science of criminology in South Asia’, published by the Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. She has publications on criminology and gender related issues in national/international journals and magazines such as the ‘PSC Journal’, the ‘PICT Association quarterly magazine’ and the ‘Women Police’ quarterly magazine of International Association of Women Police. She worked at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) as postgraduate research fellow for more than three years and has several publications of these research outputs.
She time to time contributes to various analytical and study related works asked by the Police Headquarters such as Bangladesh Police Strategic Planning, various policy analyses (Research Policy, Training Policy, Armed Policy, Gender Policy etc.), contributing to the big events: most striking are the Chief of Police Conference on Countering Violent Extremism around South and South East Asia 2017, launching program of the Project on Stop Gender Based Violence 2017, and the 1st Regional Women Police Conference 2012 organized by Bangladesh Police Women Network (BPWN) and the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).
Afroze is active in social networking. She is the Executive Member, Bangladesh Police Women Network (BPWN); ), Executive Member Bangladesh Society of Criminology; Member Association of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT), Sydney; Member, University of Dhaka Syndicate; Member International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and Associate Member, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO).
Her research interests include countering violent extremism/counter terrorism, criminal intelligence, criminal psychology, research methodology and gender justice.