2014: Year of Police Milestones In United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates –Dec.29, 2014 >>>>>>>>
Blank NEWS Online can authoritatively report that the Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dedicated its local and international civilized milestones to the Emirates and its wise leadership, as well as to the local public from all segments. 

According to the ministry, these achievements were made possible primarily as a result of the leadership’s support and the society’s precious confidence and cooperation with the MoI’s security and service entities.

Following are some of the most significant milestones achieved by the ministry across its journey towards more excellence and development, in line with the progress that the whole country is witnessing across all fields:

Excellence Festival

The Ministry of Interior won the lion’s share of awards and medals at the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program. And for this great achievement, the ministry held a celebration called ‘Excellence Festival.’ Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, described this milestone as the result of mutual cooperation and solid belief in the mission of UAE’s citizens who work at the Ministry of Interior.

The Ministry of Interior also received the global Stevie Award, one of the most prestigious awards internationally in the field of creativity, corporate excellence and international businesses; the Platinum Accreditation Certification for Institutional Suggestions System; the international “Excellence Through People” award (“ETP”); three international awards within the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards competition; and the Distinguished Air Wing Department award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in the United States of America (USA). The ministry has also succeeded in entering the Hall of Fame of the Palladium Group for its excellence in the competition of Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and Strategic Alignment applications, becoming the second ministry to enter the Hall of Fame internationally following the Ministry of Interior in South Korea. The MoI is the first to receive such recognition on both Arab and regional levels.

Strategic Plan

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior launched the MoI Strategic Plan for 2014-2016, in addition to the ministry’s strategy on its social media websites. This strategic orientation reflects the vision of the MoI to seeing the UAE as one of the safest, most secured countries in the world.

Security Milestones

The Ministry of Interior succeeded in solving the mystery of most crimes took place this year. It was able to arrest these crimes’ perpetrators and bring them to justice. In crimes related to drug trafficking, the ministry slapped the traders of these poisons as it succeeded in foiling the trafficking and promoting of 4.5 million drug pills. Carried out by a professional team from the Abu Dhabi police (ADP), the Dubai Police and the Ministry of Interior, the operation was called ‘Wooden Doors.’

The Abu Dhabi Police also arrested the ‘Niqab’ woman, a suspect in Al Reem and Corniche crimes. ADP was able to identify the woman in less than 24 hours and arrest her in less than 48 hours. The police also arrested dozens of violators, from thieves and forgers to assaulters, reckless people and fraudsters, saving the society from their evil. It also presented the most significant criminal methods to the public, in order to immune and educate the society.

Environmental Milestones

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters achieved record levels of energy consumption saving, with 6% decrees in the second quarter 2014, thanks to the restless efforts of its departments and employees. These efforts aim to protect natural resources. ADP is one of the first official entities to take the initiative in implementing the resolution of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to transform 25% of total government vehicles to run on natural gas. The Transport and Workshops Department at the Directorate General of Finance and Services succeeded in transforming a number of police vehicle to run on natural gas.


The Ministry of Interior succeeded in implementing the eye scan system to protect the society against wanted people and their evil. Since its launch in 2003, the system detected 388,399 cases of deported people who tried to renter the country. The total number of deportations as of now is 1,421,656. In 2014, the Ministry of Interior provided 320 e-services via its website www.moi.gov.ae and 30 smartphone services (UAE MOI) via all platforms, including Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows.

Media Milestones

The Security Media Department reflected the message of the Ministry of Interior on transparency with the public via different medial outlet. The department introduced the public to the services and the achievements of the ministry, as they represent partners in protecting the security and safety gains. As the ministry’s media arm, the department prepared and executed 507,948 different media works this year, including TV, radio and printed material, in addition to media and awareness messages via social media websites in Arabic, English and Urdu.

News Reporter
Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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