‘Back to school in peace’ launched by Dubai Police

DUBAI - Police authorities moved ahead yesterday with measures to strengthen partnerships with schools and educational institutions with the start of the new academic year.

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Published: Mon 6 Sep 2004, 9:52 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:44 PM

This move followed instructions by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, in his capacity as the Head of Dubai Police and Public Security.

“It is an educational-security campaign called ‘Back to School in Peace’,” said Brigadier Dr Jamal Al Mari, Acting Chief of Dubai Police. “Police officials would listen to educational experts. They are our partners in the security process, as they take care of students and correct any bad behaviour they see in them,” he stressed.

He said the city police were already involved in various fields including the educational process. He cited the examples of the Dubai Police Academy and the Total Quality College as leaders in education.

Brig. Mari, who also met traffic officials yesterday, issued instructions to traffic cops to step up their efforts in deploying patrols near schools to protect school students against reckless drivers. He expressed concern over the accidents in which children were knocked down by cars. He pledged that the Dubai police would take stringent measures to reduce such accidents.

Brig. Mari urged school officials to interact directly with police in the interest of students.

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