Dubai will host the 87th Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) General Assembly 2018, between November 18 to November 21.

This is for the first time that the Interpol General Assembly is organized by Dubai. The 2018 General Assembly will bring officials of global experts and public security departments together to discuss security and vital safety issues. Delegates will recognize the most significant challenges, explore the future role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Technology in the fight against organized crime and terrorism, and discuss ways to enhance cooperation to make the world a safer place to dwell.

Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri said that “Guided by the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the instructions of Lt-Gen Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Dubai Police is honored to host the 87th Interpol General Assembly in Dubai.”

Al Merri continued that Dubai Police has keen interest to host the international events such as the 2018 Interpol General Assembly, which will bring security experts and police leader together from across the world to discuss security challenges and other significant issues as well.

He continued that “We are delighted to welcome all the Interpol General Assembly delegates to Dubai. The international cooperation we have established to support Interpol objectives is a key element of our security strategy and our contributions to making the world a safer place.”

Dubai Police awarded with Platinum Prize

The head of Dubai Police said that with the rapid growth of science, knowledge, and technology, the security landscape evolved rapidly and became more globalized and complex. In line with the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 unveiled by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, the force is enhancing AI technologies across its other services. A Strategic Plan of Dubai Police seeks to anticipate forthcoming challenges, crime trends, and potential threats.

Al Merri continued that the departments have always been an active member of Interpol, adding that “for the past few years, we have worked closely with local, regional and international police forces on various initiatives ranging from capacity building to drug seizure and prevention of crimes.”

He said that Dubai Police has itself develop into one of the world’s unique law enforcement organizations, achieved a high reputation in dealing with organized crime both in global and regional forms.

Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief further noted that the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) has recently awarded Dubai Police with the Platinum award for its impeccable service, also acknowledged it the first police force across the world to awarded with the prestigious recognition.


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