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2017 Essay Contest Winner
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IAFIE is pleased to announce the 2017 Essay Contest Winner

IAFIE‚Äôs Research Committee, headed by Jeff Corkhill- Lecturer Intelligence & Security School of Science, Edith Cowan University, has announced the winner of the 2017 IAFIE Essay Contest. 

This year's winner is Benjamin P. Shoff,  a first year graduate student at Mercyhurst University.

The title of Mr. Shoff's essay is: 'Unmanned, Not Unplanned: The Need To Regulate Law Enforcement Use of UAS'.

Mr. Shoff is currently studying for his Master of Science in Applied Intelligence. Mr. Shoff is a volunteer analyst for the University's Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Cell and also works as a paid analyst for the University's Center for Information Research and Training. During his time at Mercyhurst, Mr. Shoff developed a 3D printing capability for the University that allows students to print topographical maps. The Intelligence Department uses this capability in course curriculum pertaining to intelligence preparation of the battlefield. Mr. Shoff is a UAS hobbyist, so it was appropriate to focus the essay on UAS policy as it pertains to law enforcement intelligence. Mr. Shoff enjoys using his abilities to serve others, and he believes pursuing a career in law enforcement or national security intelligence will allow him to do so. Ultimately, he aspires to serve as an intelligence analyst for the FBI.


The winner has allowed IAFIE to publish their paper on the IAFIE website.   

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