Brig. Gen. Prince Bader bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud is the assistant commander of the special force for the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, which is administered by the Ministry of Interior.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in security sciences from King Fahd Security College in 1992 and completed a postgraduate diploma in police sciences in 1995 at the same institution.
Later, the prince gained a master’s degree in international journalism from London’s University of Westminster, in 2005, and a Ph.D. in media and communication from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in information sciences at King Abdul Aziz University.
After his graduation, Prince Bader worked as an officer, detective and search officer with the Riyadh provincial police department before being posted to the Saudi General Intelligence agency to join its special operations section. He then moved to the General Directorate of Public Security and worked as a detective with Makkah police.
A promotion to the post of director of Makkah police public relations and media department was to follow, and subsequently the prince was appointed director of the internal patrol section of the Holy Mosque’s special forces in Makkah.
He is a recipient of King Faisal’s Merit from the fourth rank.
Prince Bader has also worked as a journalist, being a regular contributor to the opinion pages of various national dailies, and his research papers have been published in a range of journals.