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Samir Daoud

Detective & Financial Investigator Metropolitan Police

BSc (Hons)

Location: London, UK


Samir attained a Biological Science (Hons) degree from Sheffield Hallam University where following graduation ventured into Retail Security, followed by Aviation Security and into Policing where he’s been serving for the past 18 years. Having served in uniform and detective roles including Serious and Organised Crime, Financial Investigations (Money Laundering, Fraud, corruption, bribery), Intelligence, Surveillance, Public Disorder, Aviation Security, Specialist Police Search, Informant Handling, Drugs, International Liaison, Counter Violent Extremism and Counter Terrorism at New Scotland Yard. He has worked internationally with the European law enforcements, Gulf States in high profile murder and terrorism cases, both overtly and covertly. A highly accomplished tri linguist (Arabic, English and German), he is regularly invited to national and international conferences, most recently hostage Negotiation conference for the GCCs.