"The UAE is under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to foresight the future ,and build and empower the human being and to lay the foundations for a strong economy that ensures growth and prosperity and the Emirates' strong and positive contribution to building human civilization"
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Al Maktoum, may God protect him
In light of the current security challenges and the increasing influence of external variables on the internal situation and the development of science and technology, the outlook for the future has turned towards positive and the future is not the predetermined and imposed thing, but it is something that can be influenced. It must contribute to its construction and composition and formulation to be favorable rather than obstructive.
The Future Foresight and Decision Support Center plays an important role in the Dubai Police General Command in the qualitative transition from future events to participating in making and shaping these events and achieving the desired change. Contributes to raising the efficiency of police performance and providing the information, indicators and options available to decision-makers for a deeper understanding and better handling of the future. Looking ahead will give policing agencies an opportunity to initiate and advance crime control, enhance the concept of preventive security, and redistribute policing inputs and security capabilities in such a way as to provide the police with the best possible preparedness to face future risks and challenges. Thus enhancing competitiveness, creativity and excellence.
The center was opened on December 6, 1990. Within short period, the center occupied a prominent place among other research centers not only at the state level, but also at the Arab level. Moreover, the center has gained a high scientific reputation through research and studies and through various policing methodologies and translations.
In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, "God Save". It was decided on May 03, 2001, to transfer the name of research and studies center at Dubai Police into Decision Making Support Center to be central institution for both information and decision making systems in the emirate of Dubai. The Center deals with both sectors government & private in order to provide the specialists with knowledge and information in an effective, integrated and accurate and fast around the clock. On November 05, 2016 the name of the center has been changed to Future Foresight & Decision Making Support Center.
Brigadier Dr. Abdullah Abdulrahman Bin Sultan
Director of Future Foresight & Decision Making Support Center
In September, 2016, his excellency, the commander – in – Chief of Dubai Police has issued a forced instruction to change the name of the center to Future Foresight Support Center & Decision Making Support Center to keep up with the latest developments. The center has six main departments: Future Science, Decision Making support systems, Statistics, Administrative Affairs, support and development of security policies and quality assurance.
The center has numerous activities and scientific issues. These issues have reached more than 1000 issues and many of them are taught in colleges and policing institutes.
In addition to that, many researchers, PhD and master students in different parts of the Arab world consider the publications of the center as crucial reference for the preparation of various studies and research.
The center has many achievements in supporting security efforts aimed to support the strategic objectives of Dubai Police. Additionally, the center has directed its capabilities and harness its inputs to contribute effectively in order to achieve these goals seeking to participate in achieving all the strategic plan objectives of Dubai Police without exception. The flexibility of the center’s responsibilities and the diversity of its staff have played a crucial role in what the center has achieved on all plan pillars and objectives.