By Sarah Townsend
$79.3m investment is intended to speed up emergency response times in the emirate
Dubai Police plans to build six new police stations across the emirate at a total cost of AED291.5 million ($79.3 million), it has announced.
According to state news agency WAM, the “smart” police stations will be equipped with cutting-edge modern technology and meet international standards on energy-efficient construction and environmental, health and safety.
Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, told a press conference the centres will help the force respond more efficiently to information and more quickly reach accident sites.
No information was provided on the location of the six stations but they are expected to be built within the next two years.
Al Mazeina said: “Construction of these centres will commence early next year and be completed within a period of nine months to two years, depending on the size and area of the centre and the population density of the district it will serve.”
The centres, he added, will be designed to cater for employees and members of the public with disabilities.