Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, was presented with the 2018 Harrington-Ishikawa Award at the 24th International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization, APQO, held in Abu Dhabi from 10th to 12th December 2018.
In his acceptance statement, Al Marri dedicated the recognition to the wise leadership, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for whom excellence, pioneering innovation, and community happiness are among their core principles.
He added that investment in humans has been a top priority for the UAE government since its inception, along with forward-thinking and progressive practices that seek to boost the safety and security of our society, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).
The Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief, the first police figure to receive this prestigious award since its inception in 1996, won it for his efforts in applying the best standards of quality and excellence at his work for more than 20 years, since he joined the force, serving at the General Department of Organizations Protective Security and Emergency.
The award was named after two renowned Quality experts - former American Society for Quality President, Dr. H. James Harrington, and the driver of post-war Japanese quality, Dr Kaoru Ishikawa. It is given by APQO annually to a quality professional selected from candidates worldwide, who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of quality in the Asia-Pacific region.