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Dubai Police to Have Asia’s Most Sophisticated Forensic Lab

Ahmed Shaaban / 16 April 2009

DUBAI — The Dubai Police is to soon have the most sophisticated and highly equipped forensic laboratory in the continent, according to a top officer.

Deputy Commandant General of Dubai Police Major General Khamis Matar Al Mazina said Dubai Police was the first to launch an anti-electronic crimes unit in the region, and the new full-fledged lab will add to itspioneering role.

“Some 63 high school topper students in the science section have been granted scholarships in the United States, Europe and Australia to meet the requirements of the new lab,” said Major General Al Mazina at a Press conference to announce the activities of the 4th Forensic Experts congress to run from April 19 to 23.

Major General Al Mazina said the conference is aimed to keep Dubai Police equipped with the most sophisticated anti-crimes technologies.

“Dubai Police will soon implement advanced techniques other than the traditional methods of autopsy to precisely identify the reasons behind death cases,” he said.

Deputy director of the Criminal Investigations Department Dr Farida Al Shamali said that the event will put the spotlight on a number of significant issues, including disaster victim identification, missing persons’ databases, virtual autopsy, death cause identification, biodefense, criminal profiling and the challenges of forensic disciplines, digital forensic and management.

“Four workshops will be held on the sideline of the conference on fingerprints, electronic evidence, criminology, and DNA evidence.

“Three participating companies will run further three workshops showcasing their systems, programmes and products,” she said.



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