Revealed: Dubai's plans for 'Police without Policemen'

Plans include fixed cameras on fences and homes, the launch of a surveillance blimp and creating a mobile police station
Revealed: Dubai's plans for 'Police without Policemen'
The Dubai 10X initiative seeks to position all of Dubai’s Government entities 10 years ahead of the rest of the world in all sectors.
By Staff writer
Tue 13 Mar 2018 09:44 AM

Dubai Police has proposed a ground-breaking project called Police Without Policemen as part of the Dubai 10X initiative.

The project aims to implement the vision of Dubai as a city of the future through innovative steps that bring futuristic solutions and contribute to the competitiveness of the city, a statement said.

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.

Announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai 10X initiative is under the leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

The Dubai 10X initiative seeks to position all of Dubai’s Government entities 10 years ahead of the rest of the world in all sectors.

General Abdullah Al Merri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief said: “With these projects we are bringing to reality the concept of no policemen policing and ensuring that we achieve the highest levels of security and safety for our people without the need for policemen being present on-ground 24/7.

"Through these projects, we aim to strengthen our partnership with the members of the community to strengthen safety and security standards, and respond promptly to any challenges, and ensure the happiness of our citizens and residents.”

He added: “Sometimes in traditional policing measures, valuable time is lost in identifying and arresting criminals. However, with the disruptive innovation that we propose through our new projects that deploy the latest technologies, we aim to scale up operational efficiency. These projects will serve as effective tools that help us achieve our goal of serving our people. In this, we will leverage international best practices that will benefit the community and the police force.”

Sheikh Hamdan has approved 26 projects presented by 24 government departments for the Dubai 10X initiative.

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Last Updated: Tue 13 Mar 2018 10:15 AM GST

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