Siddik Ekici

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SIDDIK EKICI
Associate Professor

E-Mail: ekicisd@hotmail.com  
Date and place of birth: 05/03/1973 – Ardahan/Turkey   
Nationality: Turkish
Marital Status: Married
Language Skills: Native language (Turkish), I am fluent in English and Dutch (attended elementary school in the Netherlands) but I also speak and understand German.               

Education (degrees, dates, universities)

2005-2009 Ph.D. Degree in Public Administration, Dissertation on Counter Terrorism, University of North Texas, USA.
2003-2005 Master’s Degree Criminal Justice, University of North Texas, USA.
1991-1995  Bachelor’s Degree Faculty of Security Sciences, Police Academy, Turkey.

Career/Employment (employers, positions and dates)

07/2012 Current         District Chief of Police Yildirim/Bursa(population-900 thousand), Bursa Police Directorate.
05/2010-07/2012        District Chief of Police Bağlar/Diyarbakır (population- 350 thousand)
03/2010-05/2010        District Chief of Police Yenişehir/Diyarbakır (population-180 thousand)
09/2009-03/2010        Chief of Licenses (Firearms-Explosive Devices Department), Diyarbakır Police Directorate, Turkey.
09/2003-09/2009        Graduate Education (Master-Ph.D.) in the USA and served as Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas.
01/2003-09/2003        Deputy Chief of Cabinet, Governorship of Diyarbakir Province, Turkey.
01/2001-12/2002        United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).
                                   
11/2002 Deputy Chief of Border Service DepartmentBosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).
                                   
01/2002 Section Chief of Assessment/Selection Advisory Section,  Border Service Department, Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).
                                   
09/2001- Advisor, UNMIBH Border Service Department, Assessment Selection Advisory Section, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
05/2000-01/2001        Deputy Chief of the Foreigners Department, Province Diyarbakır, Turkey.
07/1998-05/2000        Chief of Pursuit and Investigation Office, Foreigners Department, Bursa Province, Turkey.
03/1997-07/1998        Military Service, Gendarmerie Second Lieutenant, Commando Division (Counter Terror Team leader), Ordu province, Turkey.
07/1995-03/1997        Deputy Inspector/Team Leader (Public Security Department), Bursa province Turkey.

Courses/Certificates

2010    Ethical Leadership Certificate (Turkish National Police, Antalya, Turkey)
2010    District Chief of Police Training Certificate (Turkish National Police, Antalya, Turkey)
2006    Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Development, University of Texas at Dallas
2006    Certificate of Achievement, middle level management, Institute for Security Sciences, Police Academy, Turkey
2003    International Student Leadership Certificate, University of North Texas, USA
2000    Enlarged UNHCR course on Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Antalya, Turkey                           
1999    UNHCR course on Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Izmir,Turkey

Publications

Published Books

Ekici, S. (2011) (Ed.). Counter Terrorism in Diverse Communities, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press (Outcome of NATO Science for Peace and Security Program).

Ekici, S. & Akdogan, H. (2011) (Eds.). Modern Kentleşmede Engelliler ve Güvenli, Adalet Yayınevi, Ankara.Ekici, S., Ekici, A., McEntire D.A. & Arlikatti, S.S. (2009). (Eds). Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: Together against Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press. (Outcome of NATO Science for Peace and Security Program).

Ekici, S. (2008). Family Dynamics and the Runaway Problem: An Assessment of the Impact of Family Dynamics on the Runaway Problem among Teenagers. VDM Verlag, Germany. Durmaz, H., Yayla, A. S., Sevinc, B. & Ekici, S. (2007) (Eds.). Understanding and Responding to Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press. (Outcome of NATO Science for Peace and Security Program)

Books in Process

“The Charm of Becoming a Terrorist (!!!)”

Published Book Chapters

Ekici, S., Ekici, A. & Hançerli, S. (2011). “Do Streets Appear More Charming to Children in Diyarbakır?” Hançerli, S., Sevinç, B., Gürer, C. & Öner, M. C. (Eds.) in Suça Sürüklenen ve Mağdur Çocuklar, Sabev Yayınları: Ankara, Turkey.

Ekici, S. (2011). “Kurumsal Rasyonel Tercih Teorisi” in Kamu Politika Analizi: Teorik Perspektifler, Kapti, A. (Ed.). Adalet Yayinevi: Ankara, Turkey.

Ekici, S. & Ekici, A. (2011). “Guvenlik Kuvvetleri, Toplum ve Sucla Mucadele: Bireyin Guvenlik Kuvvetleri ile Irtibati” in  Ekici, S. & Akdogan H. (Eds.). Engelliler ve Guvenlik. Adalet Yayinevi, Ankara, Turkey.

Akdogan, H., Ekici, S. & Dogru, F. (2011). “Polisin Is Tatmini, Hukuk ve Insan Haklari Hukukuna Yonelik Tutumu” in Gul, S. K. & Karakaya, M. (Eds.). Guvenlik Hizmetlerinde Cagdas Yaklasimlar, Polis Akademsi Baskanligi, Arastirma Merkezi Baskanligi, Ankara, Turkey.

Ekici, S. & Mus, E. (2009). “Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: The Problem and the Way Out” in Ekici, S., Ekici, A., McEntire, D.A. & Arlikatti, S.S. (Eds.). Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: Together Against Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, IOS Press.

Ekici, S. & Sahliyeh, E. (2009). “Perspectives on Building Terrorism Resistant Communities” in Ekici, S., Ekici, A., McEntire, D.A. & Arlikatti, S.S. (Eds.). Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: Together Against Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press.

Ekici, S. & Ekici, A. (2009).  “Suggestion: Counter the Threat Together” in Ekici, S., Ekici, A., McEntire, D.A. & Arlikatti, S.S. (Eds.). Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: Together Against Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press.

Ekici, S. & McEntire, D.A. (2006). “Reassessing FEMA and Its Role in Preparing the Nation: Recommendations to Respond Effectively To Disasters” in Durmaz, H., Yayla, A.S., Sevinc, B. & Ekici, S. (Eds.). (2007) Understanding and Responding to Terrorism. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press.

Ekici, S. & Mus, E. (2009). “Definition of Small Scale Terrorist Attacks: Proper Policy Development and Cooperation to Strengthen Community Protection” in Terrorism. Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü Yayınevi, Ankara, Turkey.

Published Journal Article

 Ekici, S., McEntire, D.A. & Afedzie, R. (2009). “Transforming Debris Management: Considering New Essentials” Disaster Prevention And Management Journal, 18.5.

Presentations/Lectures

(2012) Invited as a Resource Person by CAFRAD to the Pan African Conference on Governance of National Security: Challenges and Prospects, “Securing the Community with the Community”, Tangier, Morocco.
(2011) “Factors Affecting Rates of Terrorism Incidents in Diverse Communities” NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Antalya, Turkey. 
(2011) “Alternative Supplemental Policies in Counter Terrorism” Lecture for Diyarbakır Police Managerial staff.
(2011) “Effective Communication Essentials” Lecture for Diyarbakır Police Patrol Officers and VIP Protection Officers.
(2010) Personnel Motivation Lecture for Mid-Level Managers at Diyarbakır Police Directorate.  
(2010)  “Combating the Recruitment Process Not the Organization: The Role of Individual Needs in Membership to Terror Organizations” UTSAM Conference, Antalya, Turkey.
(2009) “Essentials of Effective Communication” Lecture for constables in Diyarbakır Police Directorate.
(2008) “Building Terrorism Resistant Communities: The Problem and the Way Out” NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Washington D.C., USA.
(2008) “Transformation in Debris Management: Considering New Essentials” ASPA conference, Dallas, USA.
(2007) “Definition of Small Scale Terrorist Attacks: Proper Policy Development and Cooperation to Strengthen Community Protection”, 2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security, Istanbul, Turkey.
(2006) “An Assessment on California State’s Three Strikes Law and Its Impacts” SeCoPa Conference, Atlanta, GA.
(2006) “Reassessing FEMA and Its Role in Preparing the Nation: Recommendations to Respond Effectively To Disasters” NATO - TIPS Conference on Understanding and Responding to Terrorism, Washington D.C., USA.

Teaching Experience

(2011) a management course at the A. Gaffar Okkan Police Vocational High School in Diyarbakır, Turkey.
(2010) courses on problem-solving techniques and leadership at the A. Gaffar Okkan Police Vocational High School, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
(2008) Teaching Fellow during summer sessions: Diversity Management class.  
           
Teaching Assistant during summer session at the University of North Texas, USA.
(2007) Teaching Fellow during spring semester: Diversity Management class, UNT.
(F2005-F2006) Teaching Assistant, UNT.

Projects/Grants

(2012) Developed and completed the “Profession Guide for Students Project.” The project has been developed as a part of counter terrorism efforts in Diyarbakır. My own studies have shown that terrorist organizations recruit people also by spreading the idea that the government is willingly not providing any acceptable future to the children in the South Eastern regions in Turkey. Therefore the claims of terror organizations had to be proven wrong to stop further recruitment of young people. Hence, the children must be provided an information source that explains all the possibilities the country offers to them. In addition, the students need to be made clear that factors such as their income, their birth of region or their ethnicity are not a limiting factor for them to obtain an occupation they want in Turkey. In other words, this project also serves for the purpose of creating more bonding between an individual (students in this case) and their communities. At the initial phase, around 30 thousand profession guides (booklets) have been distributed in Diyarbakır schools. Then the project has been introduced and recommended to all other Police Directorates and Governorships in Turkey with the hope to have them launch a similar approach within their provinces.
(2011) Developed and recently commenced the “Workplace and Residence Security Consultation Project” in Bağlar/Diyarbakır (Project also appeared on the National News) which enables the close cooperation of residents toward securing their workplaces and residences through advising them what kind of measures they can take in such locations to reduce the risk of them becoming the victim of a crime. This project reduces the number of risk locations in the area of responsibility of the police.
(2010) Developed and commenced the “Citizens Owned and Run- Safe Neighbourhood Camera System Project.”  A pilot project that provided highly satisfying results in regard to fighting crime in Yenisehir/Diyarbakır. The project reduced the need for police patrols and additional security costs.
Counter Terrorism Related Security Project. Received a grant of 35,000 Euros and organized the NATO Advanced Research Workshop titled “Counter Terrorism in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities” held in Antalya, Turkey 8-9 May, 2011. This project aimed to provide understanding and guidance for counter terror units during their operations within diverse communities and to inform them about the possible risks such communities bear within them. Bearing in mind that almost all communities in the 21st century have become very diverse; the project’s title underlines the importance of such a work. The project’s presentations have been published by NATO as a NATO publication by IOS Press in the Netherlands.
(2009) Organized a workshop focusing on the safety of disabled people in order to develop safety policies, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
(2008) Counter Terrorism Related Security Project. Received a grant of 35,000 Euros for the NATO Advanced Research Workshop titled “Building Terrorism Resistant Communities (BTRC)” held in Washington, D.C. September 26-27, 2008. The goal of the project was to determine the path that could lead to more involvement of the community in the battle against terrorism since we are aware that terrorists also use the same communities we live in for their planning and the execution of their lethal attacks. Hence, if all members of the community can be given the awareness about terror related threats, they can inform the law enforcement agencies in advance to take counter terror measures. These efforts will also reduce the free environment for the terrorists within their communities which may make the terrorists either abandon that community or make them see the risk of high awareness against terrorism and prevent them from threatening that community. The project’s presentations have been published by NATO as a NATO publication by IOS Press in the Netherlands.
TIPS Connections Publication Project. Received a grant of $166,000 from the Turkish Government for to promote cooperation in security and promoting Turkey’s efforts in the world in regard to international security (served as project coordinator and Editor of TIPS Connections Magazine for 2 years in the USA).
(2006) Counter Terrorism Related Security Project. Received funding of 50,000 Euros from NATO, together with three other friends, to assess The Social Dimensions of Terrorism. Involved parties were the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Turkish National Police (TNP).  The project’s presentations have been published by NATO as a NATO publication by IOS Press in the Netherlands.
(2005) Member of organizing committee of the 1st International Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security.

Honours/ Awards

03/2012- Excellent Achievement Certificate awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
03/2012- Achievement Certificate awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
01/2012- Achievement Certificate awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Bağlar District
12/2011- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
09/2011- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Bağlar District
02/2011- 3 Commendations awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
09/2009- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
2010- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Diyarbakır Province
2009- Outstanding International Student Award, University of North Texas
2008- Multicultural Scholastic Award for Fall 2008 and Spring 2009, University of North Texas
2008-Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award
          Multicultural Scholastic Award for Fall 2007 and Spring 2008, University of North Texas
2007- Letter of Appreciation from the General Directorate of the Turkish National Police for beyond duty service due to contributing to international security cooperation among practitioners and scholars.
2007-First Place Award, with two other classmates, at the Eco-Building Design Competition, University of North Texas. Organized by AGER (Dr. Ingman).
          Academic Achievement Award - for Fall 2006 and Spring 2007, University of North Texas
2007- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Ministry of Internal Affairs
2006- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Ministry of Internal Affairs
2004 and 2006- Two Letters of Appreciation from the General Directorate of the Turkish National Police for beyond duty service.
                           Letter of Appreciation awarded for beyond duty service, United Nations.
2002-Two letters of recommendation from the Chief of Border Service Department and the UN Coordinator in United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).
1999- Commendation awarded for beyond duty service, Governor of Bursa Province
1997- Letter of Appreciation/Commendation awarded for bravery and above/beyond duty service, Governor of Bursa Province.

NOTE
Currently, I am deployed to Bursa Police Directorate. I will serve as the Chief of Police of the most highly populated district in Bursa (900 thousand residents). Before this deployment I was serving as the District Chief of Police in an area (Baglar-Diyarbakir) where the PKK terrorist organization is quite active. I was actively involved in counter terror measures and I also developed several supplemental counter terror policies to support the traditional counter terror operations in my area of responsibility.

Among my academic field of interests are: terrorism studies, development of security policies which also includes the development of contemporary and/or supplemental counter terrorism methods and methods to fight other crimes in addition to diversity studies as part of public administration topics.

I have almost 18 years of experience as manager at various levels (mid and high levels) within the Turkish National Police (Civilian Police) and the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations. I am able to view problems from various angles in order to come up with new effective and efficient solutions. I also teach various PA and security related classes at vocational police higher educations or universities once I can free some time from my work. I can describe myself as a result-oriented flexible person. I am used to handling and coping with sudden developments during my work; hence, my capacity of crisis management is practical. 

The projects I have developed and/or the policies I have suggested so far always consider cooperation among agencies or cooperation between citizens and agencies. These projects also focus on governance, efficiency and effectiveness in regard to the sources to be utilized. I have both the essential field experience and the philosophical education to develop solutions to problems.    

I have studied, worked and lived for years abroad (USA, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada) and therefore have sufficient international working and living experience. I also served during the establishment and improvement of several offices and departments (within the UN and the Turkish National Police). Such an experience enables me to foresee the possible problems in relation to establishment of new organizations and problems due to cultural changes within existing ones.

My promotions and received commendations/awards during the United Nations Peace Keeping mission and during my various services within the Turkish National Police, prove my ability of problem solving and the skills demanded from a Manager Project/Coordinator to implement new policies or from a scholar who needs to develop new policies.