Dubai Police, New Scotland Yard academies sign agreement

LONDON -The Dubai Police Academy and the New Scotland Yard’s Crime Academy have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation in training, expertise sharing and capacity building.

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Published: Sat 23 Jul 2011, 11:55 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:59 AM

Major-General Dr Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, Director of the Dubai Police Academy, and Timothy Godwin, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, inked the MoU on the New Scotland Yard premises here.

Maj-Gen Bin Fahad said the conclusion of the MoU is part of the Dubai Police’s strategy to boost security cooperation with sisterly and friendly countries in crime prevention and reduction out of their belief that international security, stability and peace will only prevail if international efforts are mobilised, and expertise and knowledge shared.

“The MoU falls within the academy’s intention to establish an international excellence centre for training of police and law enforcement personnel in the GCC region,” he added.

According to him, the partnership with the UK’s prominent police academy will advance the Dubai Police Academy’s continuous efforts to improve performance and efficiency of police personnel and update and sharpen their knowledge and skills with the latest security and police techniques.

Godwin said his law enforcement agency stands ready to pool all their technical and technological training and security resources to render this joint partnership a success. He also commended the Dubai Police’s leading role in maintaining the highest levels of security and stability in the region through international partnerships so as to deliver aspired security goals.

The Crime Academy’s vision is ‘to be the world leader for training investigators with the knowledge, skills and related specialist techniques to reduce crime and pursue and bring to justice those who break the law’.

As the process of criminal investigation has become more comprehensive and complex, so has the need to train officers and support staff in a variety of roles. The Crime Academy was established in 2003 following the merger of the Detective Training School, the Forensic Scientific Support College and the Analyst Training Unit to meet increased demand for specialist training.

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