The Dubai Police have struggled to get Emiratis into the police force, with many showing fleeting interest in joining but not completing necessary procedures to join.
As the government pushes its Emiratisation agenda to increase numbers of Emiratis into employment, Dubai Police’s General Department of Human Resources Director Major-General Tarish Al Mansouri said many Emirati applicants do not fully commit to attaining a job.
He pointed out the Dubai Police have received 320 applications from UAE citizens who wanted to work for the Dubai Police and the police had accepted 278 of them, however only 31 persons actually came to the police department.
The government is looking at imposing quota system to hire UAE nationals every year in certain activities of the private sector and in the government departments. The Dubai Police hired 1,457 employees last year including 980 UAE nationals and 477 expatriates. Al Mansouri said this year the police had provided and announced 420 jobs and the police appointed 165 during a job exhibition, held in Dubai, through instant appointment. But he criticised that some Emirati applicants did not show up or reply to the SMS.
He pointed out that the structuring of employees, which aims at utilising their energies, had led to a Dh9 million saving last year and it is expecting more saving this year. He said that the most structured department is the Criminal Investigation Department and more employees joined the department due to expansion on field and the police are studying the employee productivity.
If it is less than five hours per day, the employee will be transferred to another department and will be interviewed to see how his experience and energy could be utilised in another job.
He said that 59 employees were transferred to other departments and 73 were circulated within the international section last year.
He said that 90 employees have accredited international certificates while the Dubai Police continue to organise training and send employees to international organisations to get more experience. He said that 78 were sent abroad to study various specialisations of forensic evidence and criminology before the opening of the Dubai Police Forensic Laboratory in 2014.