Dubai Police to open $100m CSI-style crime labs

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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours the new headquarters of the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology of Dubai Police

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours the new headquarters of the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology of Dubai Police

Dubai Police has unveiled plans for a $100m forensic science and criminology laboratory which provide high-tech DNA, toxicology, firearms, document and fingerprint testing and will be the first of its kind in the region, the WAM news agency announced on Tuesday.

HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday toured the new headquarters of the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology of Dubai Police.

The facility, which cost around AED370m ($100.735m) to build and will be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, is the first of its kind in the Middle East in terms of hi-tech equipment and modern technology, WAM said

The four-storey building will have a total area of 420,000 square feet and will house six main departments, in addition to a training facility and conference hall.

Nine laboratories will focus on providing high-tech backup to police investigations and will include testing of DNA, toxicology, firearms, fingerprints, fire debris and document analysis.

Sheikh Mohammad described the facility as “one of the significant achievements of Dubai Police which has achieved international excellence in the field of combating crime, protecting society, providing security and stability in the country and preserving human rights, freedom and dignity,” the WAM news agency said.

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Posted by: mehdi

"will be completed in the first quarter of this year"

uhhh... aren't we already in q2...

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