CAIRO: Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim expressed his admiration for the technology of the Dubai Police Tuesday as he visited the police’s facilities and services with Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy police chief of Dubai, Youm7 reported.
Ibrahim, who was also accompanied by Deputy Commander General of Dubai Police Khamis Al Muzainah, was invited to make a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates by his counterpart Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahian. The visit aims to expand cooperation in intelligence, countering terrorism, arresting suspects, smuggling and crime.
Egypt’s police chief was briefed on the organizational structure of Dubai Police and its strategic plan until 2021, as well as the phases that the police went through to achieve “institutional excellence based on international standards,” Youm7 reported.
Dubai Police’s ongoing development of its performance and the optimum functionality of its capabilities within a “partnership with the public,” are the main reasons for the institution’s success, Youm7 reported from a meeting of Dubai’s top officials with Ibrahim.
U.A.E. officials explained the transition of Dubai Police into a “smart institution” through receiving requests, complaints, and recommendations by smart phones to facilitate services.
Ibrahim viewed Dubai’s surveillance system using satellite patrols, monitoring roads by fixed and airborne cameras, early warning system provided by Dubai Police to bank and jewelry stores. He also viewed the procedures of emergency calls that are transferred to the ambulance service, police, rescue service, or civil defense.
He also watched smart security patrols that can identify car numbers and IDs without having to refer them to the police station.
The visit is Ibrahim’s first to U.A.E since he was appointed by former President Mohamed Morsi in January 2013.
Egypt-UAE relations have improved greatly since the Morsi’s ouster in July 2013, after the UAE announced in January 2014 that it caught a “Muslim Brotherhood cell” that had recruited members and wired large amounts of money to the mother group in Egypt.
Tamim was a vocal critic of the Muslim Brotherhood during their rule of Egypt.
The UAE has also pumped funds and investments into Egypt to help revive its neighbor’s economy.