A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Dubai Police General Command and Netherlands Police to enhance “cooperation and collaboration in various policing and security areas”. The MoU was signed by Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs at Dubai Police, and Hanneke Ekelmans, Chief Constable and member of the Force Command of the Netherlands Police.
Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, and Lody Embrechts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, witnessed the signing ceremony in the presence of senior officials from both sides, including Major General Ahmed Mohamed Rafee, Acting Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Administration Affairs at Dubai Police; Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police; Hendrikus Wilhelmus Maria Schoof, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Justice and Security; Dr Carel Richter, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai and the Northern Emirates; and Lisette Heerze, head of the Netherlands Police Department of International Cooperation.
After the signing ceremony, the Dutch delegation toured Dubai Police’s General Department of Investigation and were briefed on the department’s workflow and objectives. They also learned about the department’s international cooperation as well as security and tackling transnational and organised crime.
The delegation also toured Dubai Police’s Security Innovation Laboratory and saw the latest smart services as well as artificial intelligence-based security innovations, in addition to the latest police patrols equipped with various types of security and surveillance technologies that are directly connected to the command and control centre at Dubai Police’s General Headquarters.