NEW HAVEN — A university in Connecticut will help shape the instruction of some security officers in Saudi Arabia under an agreement that the school describes as bringing American-style police training to the kingdom.
The president of the University of New Haven signed the agreement at a ceremony this week in Riyadh.
It calls for faculty from UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences to advise the King Fahd Security College on the creation of a new security studies program.
“We are excited to put the University of New Haven’s world-renowned programs in criminal justice, national security, and forensic science studies at the service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s next generation of security professionals,” said UNH President Steven H. Kaplan in a statement. “This agreement deepens longstanding bilateral educational cooperation between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we are honored to support the further development of security expertise upon which so many in the region and beyond depend.”