Over 40,000 traffic offences recorded over last six months

DUBAI — The Highways Security Division at the Bur Dubai Traffic Department has reported 42,425 traffic rule violations over the past six month.

By A Staff Reporter (NEWS IN BRIEF)

Published: Sun 29 Jul 2007, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:22 AM

Traffic offences booked in absentia topped the list of violations with 21,868 violations, according to Major Waleed Ali Ibrahim Al Meneie, director of the Bur Dubai Traffic Department at the General Department of Traffic, Dubai Police.

Blocking the traffic movement, he said, came first with 6, 639 violations, breaking the road lane came second with 5, 545 offences, and parking on pavement came third with 5244 violations.

Security services accord

The Administrative and Security Science Institute at the Dubai Police Academy (DPA) has signed an agreement with Shield Security Services Ltd, a UK-based company, for professional security services.

The agreement is aimed at reinforcing the strategic partnership between the two sides. It is also meant to exchange experience, provide training programmes and security counsels, organise conferences and symposiums, and extend the necessary support needed for making the joint programmes successful.

The agreement was inked by Brigadier Dr Mohammad Ahmed bin Fahd, director of the Dubai Police Academy, and Adel Saed Ahmed Abdulhadi, Chief Executive Office of Shield Security Services.

Two women embrace Islam

Two detainees, identified as Amour Makrur, Filipina, and Nilucha Raji, Sri Lankan, have reportedly embraced Islam at the Bur Dubai Police Station.

They have changed their names to Amera and Khadijah. Muhsen Al Shallali, a social worker at the police station, said the humanitarian treatment, services provided, and lectures and books about Islam distributed to inmates have a positive effect on them.

Anti-smoking drive

In collaboration with the Dubai Medical Zone at the Ministry of Health, the Directorate-General of the Correctional and Punishment Organisations at the Dubai Police have carried out numerous programmes and training courses to help inmates give up smoking.

Such programmes are aimed to encourage smokers to quit the habit. Inmates are briefed on its hazards and provided tips to give it up, Major Doctor Tariq Al Hashimi said.

Stress on training police

Lt Colonel Rashid Saeed Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of G7 Department of the General Directorate for the Protection of Organisations at the Abu Dhabi Police, has underlined the importance of training courses and programmes, which are held regularly and continuously.

The courses play a pivotal role in improving and upgrading the performance and efficiency of employees through the dedicated topics that are designed to keep in line with the hi-tech progress in these fields, with particular reference to security, he said.

Lt. Colonel Al Sghamsi said in a speech he delivered at a ceremony held here on Thursday to mark the completion of two training courses.

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