Security forces must act transparently: Dhahi

DUBAI — Lt-Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander In-Chief of the Dubai Police, on Monday said the security forces should deal with the current situations transparently, emphasising the need to enhance the techniques of the police and evaluating the performance continuously to provide services to the public in the best way.

By (Amira Agarib)

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Published: Tue 29 Mar 2011, 10:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:25 AM

Speaking at the 8th International Symposium on the Best Police Practices, Dhahi Khalfan mentioned the vital role played in the Arab world by social networking websites in reflecting positive and negative pictures of security forces.

“The web sites with all its techniques and photographs had created a new condition that would have become a huge burden on security forces. Sowe should understand and deal with it in transparency,” he said, adding that public security is just a public service and the police have to provide this services in the best way.

The inaugural function of the symposium, organised under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, was attended by Saif Al Shaafar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior; Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commander In-Chief of the Dubai Police; and senior police officials. Participants from 14 countries will discuss implementation of the best police practices to enhance police work during the three-day symposium being held under the theme ‘Innovation Path is Endless’.

The participating countries include Lebanon, Canada, Malaysia, Palestine, Iraq, Germany, the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The symposium aims atexchange of experiments that would have positive results on all countries.

“The UAE is taking efforts to know the successful experiments of all the participating countries to see the positive and negative sides of other police authorities’ experiences and to compare it with ours to know where we are standing.”

During his speech, Majaor-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said that the police have established a committee to attract the best police practices and signing agreements with distinguished police authorities to exchange experiments.

The Dubai Police signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK’s Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which was established 150 years ago to evaluate 43 police authorities in the UK.

During the inaugural day’s sessions the symposium highlighted seven experiments.

Colonel Ahmed Gamin, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station presented its experience of Kish Harami Programme, which led to the drop of serious crimes by five per cent.

The Abu Dhabi Police presented its experience on crime scene investigation while Australia presented its experiments in combating organised crimes.

amira@khaleejtimes.com


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