H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, received today the New York Police Department (NYPD) delegation headed by Police Commissioner William Bratton, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The delegation included John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, along with other members of the NYPD.
Sheikh Saif welcomed the delegation’s visit to UAE, stressing the importance of international cooperation, mutual field work and expertise exchange between the UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the NYPD.
He noted that such steps will foster efforts of serving the community and promote mutual relationships between the two sides in countering intercontinental crimes.
On a related note, Sheikh Saif awarded Detective Andrew P. Kamarchevakul, NYPD Liaison Officer, the First Grade Medal for Security Cooperation in recognition of his efforts in strengthening communications, mutual operations and exchange of information and expertise between the two sides. It’s worth mentioning that Detective Kamarchevakul is currently attached to the General Directorate for Security Support at the UAE MoI.
Notably, the UAE MoI is currently undertaking arrangements to dispatch an Emirati Officer to New York and work with the NYPD staff members in a step to promote mutual work.
For his part, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton expressed his admiration in the level reached by the UAE MoI in providing policing services according to the best international policing standards.
He noted that the UAE MoI enjoys an excellent training system, continuously improves the competencies of its human elements, employs latest technologies in different police departments, and keeps pace with global developments and field applications in order to promote security and stability. The Police Commissioner stressed the keenness of the NYPD to promote the relationships with UAE MoI through knowledge and expertise exchange.
The meeting was attended by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, along with a number of UAE MoI officers. The NYPD was represented by a number of officers including Timothy John Trainor, Commanding Officer at Police Commissioner's Office; and Daniel Coats, NYPD Detective.
The delegation also visited Dubai Police and discussed with Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah, Commander General of the Dubai Police mutual cooperation, prompting the relationships between the two sides, and exchanging expertise and experiments in the police work field.
Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah accompanied the visiting delegation in a tour to the General Department of Criminal Investigations at the Dubai Police. They were received by Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation Affairs, and Heads of sub departments.
The General Department of Criminal Investigations at the Dubai Police organized an exhibition where it displayed its achievements and the technologies it uses, along with shedding light on qualified human resources and potentials.
The Department utilizes these tools to limit crimes, spread security, counter offenders, and spread security culture among the members of the society. The Department also highlighted the role of the General Department of Anti-Economic Crime in protecting investors; protecting markets from fake products; and participating in providing services to UAE citizens and residents, and other segments of the society including individuals with special needs through mobile police stations and the Tourist Police Department.