Dubai Police organises the 2nd Forum to Secure Expo 2020
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
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 may patrol the streets in luxury cars to keep an eye out for lowlifes and other nasty law-breaking elements, but they also show that they care for the common people. 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.
Now, with the epic event Expo 2020 coming up in the emirate, Dubai Police have taken their 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 liaisons officers in the country.
The forum, which was held at the Trade Centre Hall in the Expo site, was attended 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-in-Chief 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 their security system to professionally secure the Expo 2020 and to utilise the latest modern and advanced technologies in this regard. He also explained that all authorities at the local and federal levels were fully prepared to secure the Expo 2020 event and the security plans were 100% ready to be executed.
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Brig. Dr. Saleh Al-Hamrani, Deputy Director of the General Department for Excellence and Pioneering, Chairman of the Governance Committee to Secure Expo 2020, reviewed the organisational structure of the Security Council in preparation of hosting the Expo 2020.
Colonel Tariq Hilal Al-Suwaidi, Chairman of the International Liaison Committee for the Expo event, said the forum reflected Dubai Police's keenness on implementing the best international policing practices in hosting the event.
Over 1,700 vehicles seized
Dubai Police also show that they have zero tolerance for those who observe rules in the breach. Action is taken against anyone who steps out of line. They are brought to heel rightaway.
The Al Muraqqabat Police Station seized 1,721 vehicles, motorcycles, electric scooters and bicycles in the jurisdiction area for breaking traffic rules last year.
The drive, 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 campaign was aimed at keeping the roads safe for motorists.