DUBAI — The Dubai Police have urged residents to enrol in its house security programme which provides 24-hour monitoring while they are travelling abroad. The police established a new anti-crime department in December 2008 as well and set a ‘080’ plan to prevent thefts.
Ahmed Al Merri, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the new security programme 080 has deployed around 90 police patrols to monitor people in crowded areas to prevent crimes.
General Department of Criminal Investigation Director Colonel Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri said people should ensure that their houses are locked and their valuables are not kept in homes. He said they should call the police if they notice any suspects. People should also lock their doors and instal alarm bells, quality doors and windows.
Major Ali Ghanim, Director of Rashidiya police station urged residents to join the house security programme. People who leave the house for long periods or travel abroad should inform the police, through the website www.dubaipolice.gov.ae. The police send police patrols for 24-hour monitoring of such houses.
He said that 200 people have participated in the programme, and none had reported a theft.