Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) is under the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince,  Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the Council of Political and Security Affairs and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His Royal Highness is the Chairman of the Supreme Council at NAUSS.

NAUSS is a unique educational institution in the Arab world and is situated in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Programs and research at the University relate to a large number of security topics including counter-terrorism, drugs, human trafficking, forensic sciences, strategic sciences, civil defence, border security, criminal justice, domestic violence, fraud, rehabilitation of offenders, prison management, security training and education, and more. 

The University is one of the 13 centers around the world that are collectively part of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program Network.

NAUSS specializes in advanced security related studies at postgraduate level in the form of diplomas, master’s degrees and doctorate programs. NAUSS also offers other security related diplomas and training courses, and holds various security exhibitions. The medium of study is Arabic and students come from all over the Arab world. Students may be accepted from other countries upon agreement from the executive committee.

NAUSS is the only academic institution directly serving the Council of Arab Interior Ministers. Programs at NAUSS are offered in accordance with the directions and advice of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers and the Arab League.

In striving to fight and prevent crime in all its forms, the university aims to serve all Arab nations in providing expert academic studies and training to its security forces. In addition, NAUSS cooperates with international security institutions and experts in exchanging knowledge and experience.

NAUSS has strong relationships with many educational and security related institutions regionally and internationally - including the United Nations; the university continuously holds security conferences, seminars and exhibitions to spread awareness about security and develop the skills and knowledge of those working in its field.