His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, recently inaugurated the new headquarters of the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology of the Dubai Police, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far, Under-Secretary of Ministry of Interior.
Unveiling the memorial plaque, Sheikh Mohammed said the new advanced technical and technological facility is the first of its kind in the region when it comes to international specifications, interior and exterior architecture, state-of-the-art equipment and local and highly qualified international experts and professionals.
Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police, explained about the units of the department and work mechanisms. He also spoke about the Dubai's Police Strategy 2016-2021.
In his address to the audience, the Dubai Police Chief said he and the Dubai Police personnel were proud of HH's policy of administering justice and equality among all members of the community, which constituted major factors for bringing about happiness, and social and family stability.
He indicated the Dubai Police was the first police scientific organization to join the NSF International, the Public Health and Safety Organization, and had obtained a founding member of the Florida International University's International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) along with memberships in international renowned criminal laboratories in the United States including Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Sheikh Mohammed and the audience watched a documentary about the department and its mission and then toured various units including the electronic poison analysis, fire range, electronic evidence, biology and DNA.
“'Dubai Police have become a beacon for science, education and training and for applying international specialized educational programs on police, security and legal sciences,”' HH said, while emphasizing that the Dubai Police, in collaboration and co-ordination with other police forces and the Ministry of Interior, will remain the vigilant eye on security, stability and safety of members of the local community, and public and private properties.