Middle East

Policing without policemen in Dubai

Dubai Police has announced its latest project – ‘Police Without Policemen’ – as part of the Dubai 10X initiative. It will make Dubai a city of the future, using three specific activation that ensure security using futuristic solutions.

The plans include setting up fixed cameras on fences and homes, the launch of a surveillance blimp and creating a Station in Patrol which aims to provide rapid response to emergencies and replace the need to build traditional police stations.

The project was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Future Foundations’s (DFF) Board of Trustees, along with several other proposals for Dubai 10X – at the 6th World Government Summit in February 2018.

“Sometimes, in traditional policing, valuable time is lost in identifying and arresting criminals. However, with this new disruptive innovation, deploying the latest technologies, we aim to scale up operational efficiency. It will help us achieve our goal of serving the people. The projects will enhance the ability of police to respond swiftly to future challenges, and are aligned with the with smart police stations,” said Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief.

The Dubai Police are working with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and other players to complete the project in 2 years.