The Dubai Police General Headquarters signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Tuesday, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The MoU establishes an agreement between the two departments with regard to co-operation and collaboration in the fields of joint training and sharing of best practice, information, and experiences.
The MoU was signed by Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, and NYPD Chief of Intelligence Thomas Galati.
Major General Al Marri emphasized the Dubai Police’s determination to co-operate with international partners to maximize efforts and mobilize police energies and potentials to provide better security services through innovative work mechanisms.
Through partnerships with local, federal, and international partners the NYPD will continue to keep New Yorkers and other visitors safe, an NYPD statement said.
Later, the Dubai Police Chief took Galati on a tour of the Dubai Police’s Command and Control Centre.
Earlier, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, attended the signing of a MoU between the Interior Ministry and the NYPD. The MoU was signed by Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director General of the UAE’s Federal Criminal Police, and Chief Thomas Galati of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau.
Furthermore, Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, has met with Chief Thomas Galati of the New York City Police Department Intelligence Bureau.
During the meeting, Al Rumaithi and Galati discussed ways to improve bilateral relations and security cooperation between the Abu Dhabi and New York Police Departments.