Website for world's best police practices launched in Dubai
Amira Agarib /Dubai
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday (March 17) launched a platform that will serve as a one-stop hub where police forces from around the globe can compare performances and best practices.
Lt-Gen Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, undersecretary of the MoI, introduced the website www.policeindicators.com, as he inaugurated the 12th Best Police Practices Forum and Exhibition in Dubai. The forum was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and in the presence of Lt-Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai; Maj-Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police; and 45 police leaders from 16 countries.
Lt-Gen Al Shafar said the new website would be collecting performance indicators and statistics from global police authorities. Figures will then be analysed and will be used to put together a global police competitiveness report, which will be done in cooperation with the Dubai Statistics Centre.
Among the statistics that will be uploaded to the website are crime rates, road fatalities, sense of safety and security, average emergency response time, ratio of public confidence and happiness percentage.
The best police practices will serve as a reference that can help authorities from all over the world overcome security challenges, Lt-Gen Al Shafar said.
Tech is shaping future of public security
At the forum's opening, Brig-Gen Sheikh Abdullah Al Mualla, director-general of the General Department of Excellence and Leadership in the Dubai Police, highlighted that the future challenges in the security sector are closely linked to the rapid technological developments that the world sees today.
This is why in the next four days of the forum, experts will be talking about how cybercrimes are investigated, how innovation applies to training and police qualification, how future technologies will shape public safety, and how artificial intelligence can be used in forensic evidence.
David Denton of the Department of Homeland Security in the US, for example, discussed how cybercrimes are investigated in the US, while Lina MacDonald from Canada shared how one of their projects have been protecting children from online threats.
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