Dubai Police embarked on a major restructuring programme to upgrade efficiency and combat crime but there is no intention to infringe on public liberties, the emirate’s top policeman was quoted on Tuesday as saying.
Major General Khamis Matar Al Mazinah, Commander of Dubai Police, said seven assistants to the commander had been named within such programmes and that they have been given extensive powers to ensure more decentralization in the police.
He said a new strategy adopted by the police is based on the government policies and takes into consideration ongoing changes locally and globally.
“We have no plans to enforce any measures that will negatively affect the personal liberties of the people…we have no intention at all to harass anybody,” he said, quoted by the latest issue of the Interior Ministry’s monthly magazine '999'.
“We will not be involved in anything that will have an adverse impact on the UAE’s reputation. We are keen to learn every new technique in dealing with events in a civilised manner and with sophistication.”
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