President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued the federal decree no. 8 for 2017, promoting two police officers from the rank of Brigadier to Major General, 66 from Colonel to Brigadier, 47 from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel and 178 from Major to Lieutenant General.
The decree also stipulates promotion of 139 officers on the day before issuance of the decree, then referring them to retirement, effective from the date of issuance. Additional 24 officers were referred to retirement, while three were promoted and referred to retirement posthumously. The decree also states posthumous retirement of one officer.
Sheikh Khalifa also issued Amiri decree no. (1) for 2017, promoting 11 officers from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier, 16 from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, 19 from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, as well as promoting of three officers and referring them to retirement.
As per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Interior issued four ministerial resolutions, promoting 3,798 officer, Non-Comiissioned Officers (NCOs), personnel and civilians and referring 172 officers, NCOs and personnel to retirement.
The ministerial resolutions 768, 769, 770 and 771 for 2016, ordered promotions of 694 officers, 328 NCOs, 2,731 NCOs and personnel and 45 civilians respectively.
The Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police, also issued the administrative resolutions 14, 15 and 16 for 2017, promoting 88 officers, 72 NCOs and personnel and 50 civilians, respectively.
General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, expressed his gratitude to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for the gesture, saying it underlined the leadership's commitment to the welfare of the community.
He also thanked the retired personnel for their contributions to the police and community services.