Oxford University Publishes a Special Edition of Abu Dhabi Police’s Leading Practices

Oxford University Publishes a Special Edition of Abu Dhabi Police’s Leading Practices

Abu Dhabi Police, in collaboration with Rabdan Academy, published the first edition of its kind in the UAE in the world-renowned journal “Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice” published by Oxford University Press.

The prestigious journal, well-recognized in the global policing community, included a guest editorial from H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, through which His excellency highlighted Abu Dhabi Police’s vision and mission, shedding the light on its development and leadership drive as well as its efforts in developing the finest smart, innovative systems and services, along with its leading practices in crisis management and ensuring community safety. His Excellency stressed Abu Dhabi Police’s commitment to supporting the Abu Dhabi Government’s Vision 2030 and the Abu Dhabi Police Centenary 2051 in addition to continue the qualitative transformation by foreseeing the future of innovation and creativity to make further achievements to the quality of the work environment and various working areas of Abu Dhabi Police.

The articles in the special edition addressed Abu Dhabi Police’s pioneering approach to security challenges in a multicultural society and innovative practices that contributed to the Emirate’s progress in global competitive indicators and being considered for the sixth consecutive year as the “Safest City in the World” in Numbeo Safety Index 2022.

The collection of articles, co-authored by researchers from Rabdan Academy and Abu Dhabi Police, highlighted several challenges and different areas in the field of police excellence as discussed in the research paper “Identifying Enablers and Obstacles for Knowledge Management in a Police Organization”. The importance of police community relations was illustrated in another article dedicated to the topic of “We are all Police”, in addition to other topics addressed in the Journal such as “Influencing Police and Community Relations in Abu Dhabi with a Soft Power Approach during COVID-19”, “Enhancing the Policing Response to Covid-19 with Media Engagement” and “Smart Policing: Abu Dhabi Police AI/GPS-based initiative to reduce heavy vehicle driver violations”.

Abu Dhabi Police and Rabdan Academy Joint Research Committee continues to work together and identifying several topics for future research, being worked on, to shed light on the advanced projects associated with Abu Dhabi Police international standards for innovative systems, in-prison medical services, frontline leadership and customer service, enhancing road traffic safety and remote court trials for the judicial system, as well as the enablers and achievements that contributed towards Abu Dhabi Police receiving the 6-Star Global Award from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a first in the world at this level for a policing organization.