Police set up database on criminals

DUBAI - A massive database incorporating details on criminals with records at all police administrations in the UAE will be set up soon, it was revealed yesterday. The project will achieve "highest standards of preventive security and streamline procedures", according to a senior official of Dubai Police.

By A Correspondent

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2003, 2:48 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:26 PM

Major-General Sharafuddin Mohammed Hussain, Assistant Commander of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigations, said the project which started in 2000 would be a great security medium that would protect people's rights and ensure justice.

He said criminal evidence departments had solved most intricate cases and achieve advanced performance standards. The police official lauded the keen interest in the project by Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary of the Interior Ministry. He said instructions were given to form a committee, headed by Colonel Abdul Qadir Al Khayat, director of Criminal Evidence at Dubai Police, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Awash, Director of the Criminal Laboratory at Abu Dhabi Police and Major Abdul Qadir Mohammed Al Ameri, Director of the Criminal Laboratory at Sharjah Police. The committee was looking into ways of setting up a database at the federal level so that the system could benefit all emirates. He underlined the great strides taken by criminal laboratories.

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