3 new ‘smart’ police stations… but where in Dubai?

By Angel Chan

Dubai Police, Tecom to launch three smart police stations

DUBAI 23 October 2017: Tecom Group, a member of Dubai Holding, and Dubai Police have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to establish three automated smart police stations in key areas where users can report crimes and utilise other services without human interaction.

Amina Al Rustamani, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tecom Group, and Major General Abdullah Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, signed the agreement, said Wam.

The stations will be located across Dubai Design District, d3, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), and in the vicinity of Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Knowledge Park.

They will enable users to utilise 27 criminal, traffic, community, and 33 allied services, via smart screens, including the reporting of crimes and traffic offences.

The free zone smart stations are expected to be similar to one inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the City Walk area last month, in which users are guided to private cubicles to report their concerns remotely to police officers via communications screens.

Officers will take a statement and provide a hard copy to the visitor to be signed and sent back, in the instance of reporting crimes. Deposit boxes are also on site for members of the public to hand in lost property.

The smart locations aim to help reduce customer visits to stations and government offices by 80 percent, and will eventually be present in all residential and commercial areas.

“We are proud of our co-operation with Dubai Police to establish smart police stations in some of Dubai’s vital areas that reflects our shared belief in the importance of safety and security for the happiness of society,” said Al Rustamani.