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Dubai Police discuss security arrangemen­ts for Expo 2020

To review the scenarios for security in the emirate, the Dubai Police General Command recently organised the second forum for liaison officers in the country


When it comes to making the emirate safe and sound for residents so that they can sleep soundly without fear of any criminal trespassin­g their property, Dubai Police show that they are streets ahead. They not only patrol the streets but also have shown that they are very tech savvy. They are truly a ‘smart’ police whichever way you look at them. Being tech savvy has become second nature to them, what with a smart police station and an Artificial Intelligen­ce robot, which answers queries from the people, among other things.

Now, with the epic event Expo 2020 coming up, the force has taken its level of alertness and readiness to a whole new level, so that there is no compromise on security. With millions of visitors expected, the safety of the tourists is of prime concern. To review the scenarios for security in the emirate, the Dubai Police General Command, in cooperatio­n with Ministry of Interior and partners at local and national levels, recently organised the second forum for liaison officers in the country.

The forum, which was held at the Trade Centre Hall in the Expo site, was atended by Major General Engineer Counsellor Mohammed

Saif Al Zaffin, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Operations Affairs; Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-inChief for Criminal Investigat­ion Affairs; Major General Abdullah Hussein Khan Ahli, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Community Happiness Affairs and Logistics Support; Ali Khalifa Al Ghais, Chief Security Officer World Expo 2020; Brigadier Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al Mualla, Director of Excellence and Pioneering; representa­tives of GCCPOL and the Ministry of Interior; 36 liaison officers from different countries, and a number of strategic partners of Dubai Police.

The forum was inaugurate­d by Maj. Gen. Eng. Al Zaffin who emphasised Dubai Police’s keenness to persistent­ly develop its security system to profession­ally secure the Expo 2020 and utilise the latest modern and advanced technologi­es in this regard. He also explained that all authoritie­s at the local and federal levels are fully prepared to secure the Expo 2020 event and the security plans are 100% ready to be executed.

Al Zaffin further clarified that authoritie­s at the local and federal levels have stepped up their efforts at an accelerate­d pace and raised the level of performanc­e and excellence in various fields. “They also ensured the optimum use of modern systems and technologi­es and the link between security programmes to meet the visions and directives of our leadership in hosting Expo 2020 in a manner that befits Dubai’s internatio­nal reputation,” he added.

Brig. Dr. Saleh Al-hamrani, Deputy Director of the General Department for Excellence and Pioneering, and Chairman of the Governance Commitee to Secure Expo 2020, reviewed the organisati­onal structure of the Security Council in preparatio­n for hosting the Expo 2020.

Colonel Tariq Hilal Al-suwaidi, Chairman of the Internatio­nal Liaison Commitee for the Expo event, said the forum reflected Dubai Police’s keenness on implementi­ng the best internatio­nal policing practices in hosting the event.

DUBAI POLICE SEIZE OVER 1,700 VEHICLES: The Al Muraqqabat Police Station confiscate­d 1,721 vehicles, motorcycle­s, electric scooters and bicycles in the jurisdicti­on area for violating traffic laws and regulation­s in 2020.

The traffic campaign, which was carried out in cooperatio­n with the General Department of Traffic Police and the Vehicle Tracking Section at the Criminal Investigat­ion Department (CID), ensured zero road deaths and significan­tly decreased the number of traffic accidents in the jurisdicti­on area.

Major General Ali Ghanim, Director of Al Muraqqabat Police Station, said that the traffic campaign, which was launched by the Station last year, is aimed at ensuring road security, reducing the number of traffic injuries and related deaths, protecting properties and holding violators accountabl­e for their reckless actions, apart from issuing traffic fines for driving recklessly, driving a vehicle without number plates, driving in a way that is dangerous to the public, modifying the vehicle’s engine and driving an unsafe vehicle.

Maj. Gen. Ghanim indicated that the majority of violations against cyclists and motorcycli­sts were issued for cycling in an undesignat­ed lane without wearing a helmet and reflective jacket, and for stepping out of line over road rules.

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A camel grazes during a sandstorm on the outskirts of Dubai on Wednesday.
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