Dubai Police host 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practices
Sun 10, Mar, 2019
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and under the directives of His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, the Dubai Police are proudly hostingthe 12th edition of their famous Symposium for Police Best Practices from 17-20 March at the InterContinental Hotel -Festival City, Dubai.
The 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practices, which is organised by The General Department of Excellence and Pioneering (Total Quality) at Dubai Police, focuses this year on (AI and the Police of the Future).
In a press conference held at the Dubai Future Accelerators, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Excellence and Pioneering at the Dubai Police, said the symposium would see the participation of 16 countries- the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, China, Singapore, Canada, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Netherlands Germany, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand.
He added that the symposium brings together 45 speakers representing many police organisations and law enforcements agencies including theUnited Nations Police, INTERPOL, Europol, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), as well as speakers representing different departments of the UAE Ministry of Interior.
Maj-Gen Al Obaidly said the event, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council will be also attended by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.
He added the symposium is in line with UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071 in forecasting future challenges and opportunities especially those posed by modern and rapid technological developments.
Think Tank Meeting
Maj-Gen Al Obaidlyrevealed the symposium will host the third edition of the brainstorming session for the senior police leaderships under the patronage and presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior. He explained the Think Tank Meeting will feature four tracks: Tourist Security, Smart Systems in Law Enforcement & Security, International Collaboration in Combating Transnational Crimes, and Smart Police Stations & Police of the Future.
Official App and Website
Maj-Gen Al Obaidly also launched the symposium’s official website (www.dpsymposium.com) and smart app on both platforms iOS and Android. The app and website host a number of services for participants and speakers including requesting meetings, scientific programme, media centre, video and images gallery, FAQs, and information related to the venue.
In the presence of Shekih Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations Centre at Emirates Airlines, Maj-Gen Al Obaidly expressed the force’s sincerest thanks and appreciations to Emirates Airlines for their continuous support and sponsorship of the symposium in its current and previous editions.
He also extended Dubai Police’s thanks to the event’s sponsors including: Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Vitronic, and DROO.
Discussion Panels & Workshops
Brigadier Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al Mualla, Director of Excellence & Pioneering at the Dubai Police, said the symposium will host six discussion panels covering the topics of: Cybercrime, Innovation in Policing Education & Training, Technology & Public Safety, AI & Forensic Investigation, AI & police of the Future –Global Perspective, and AI & Traffic Management.
He added that the four-day symposium will bring together speakers of professional standing representing police forces worldwide to share their expertise and present innovative and thought provoking papers.
“Four workshops that cover a broad range of topics relating to police best practices will also be held in parallel with the discussion panel on the final day,” Brigadier Al Mualla said.
The Dubai Police Strategic Laboratory
In addition to its main meeting, the symposium will feature the first strategic laboratory to identify strategic challenges and initiatives in cooperation with Dubai Police partners to achieve the strategic objectives of the Dubai Police General Command. It will discuss a number of prompt topics including: the safe city, crises and disasters management, crime prevention, emergency response and reducing roads fatalities.