78% drop in traffic reports in Dubai school zones

DG Staff

DUBAI 9 February 2021: The Schools Security initiative by Dubai Police has resulted in a 78% drop in traffic reports in school zones.

It also registered a 33 per cent drop in criminal reports during last year across the emirate’s school zones.

Brigadier Saeed Hamad bin Sulaiman, Director of Al Rashidiya Police Station and Head of Schools Security Initiative, said the initiative also aims at enhancing the traffic, criminal and health awareness culture among children, and to educate them about their rights and duties toward their communities and nation. It also aims at consolidating the concept of community police for all students at any levels of education, teaching staff, and parents while raising their awareness of the laws and regulations concerning children protection most notably the Wadeema’s Law.

“Last year, we received 12 criminal reports and 9 traffic reports which were submitted electronically as the emirate opted to distance learning during the pandemic ” Brig. Sulaiman added.

81 Programs and Events

Brigadier bin Sulaiman explained that they collaborated with a number of strategic partners to carry out 81 events and programs benefiting more than 132,000 people. He noted that of these; 23 events were organized during the Covid-19 outbreak, raising the awareness of 83,571 students across the emirate’s schools on the precautionary measures against the new coronavirus.

The Head of Schools Security Initiative indicated that about 180 meetings were held under the “Schools Security” initiative within the “Ayna Ma Kontom” (Wherever You Are) drive.

These meetings resulted in identifying the needs of schools and strengthening cooperation in regards to the distance learning system. Also, all difficulties that encounter teachers including behaviours and negative phenomena that could impede the educational process were discussed during the meetings.

Fruitful Partnerships

Brig. bin Sulaiman confirmed that the Initiative has implemented several projects including the provision of traffic requirements (Traffic Signs) project in cooperation with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). It also participated in the student summer activities, the student council virtual events. “The community partnership is part of the Dubai Police’s strategic plan that seeks to embrace the trust between the community and the Force, and eliminating all negative phenomena” Brig. bin Sulaiman reaffirmed.

The Head of School Security Initiative further stressed that Dubai Police is keen on providing a safe environment for the students and their parents. He praised the efforts of institutions and teachers who have spread knowledge within their sincere efforts to improve education and meet the growing knowledge demands of this society.

Brig. Sulaiman explained that the “Schools Security” initiative has successfully engaged many strategic partners in the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Civil Defense, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Emirates Transport, and the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).

Active Communication Channels

Brig. Sulaiman invited all parents to contact Dubai Police through the 901 call centre or via “Police Eye” service and to submit their feedback and suggestions on topics related to security, social, cultural, or health aspects, as a matter of social responsibility.

He also thanked everyone who has contributed to the success of the initiative, including work teams, members of the Board of Directors of Police Stations, coordinators of the stations and general departments, and the force’s partners, stressing that it is Dubai Police’s keenness to work in a team spirit to improve the safety and security system in the emirate.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

Here’s how double moons appeared in UAE skies

Were mysterious rocks really spotted in UAE skies?

Furthest Arab nations have ever gone: Mohammed

Sharjah real estate beats covid downturn in 2020

Several Julphar medicines withdrawn from shelves

Dubai to vaccinate 100% of all adults by Q4

New AD cap on malls, shops, tourism activities

Four bomb-laden UAVs aimed at Saudi destroyed

UAE welcomes lift of suspension on flights to Denmark

3,093 new covid cases, 4,678 recoveries, 7 deaths

Dubai Gazette