Dubai police was set up during
the late 1960's. A modern police establishment
became essential as a result of the societal development
that followed the discovery of oil.
Making a society
aware of its moral responsibilities is a sure
way to curb crime and undesirable behaviour in
the individual. The General Directorate of Moral
Guidance was established in this regard.
of religious awareness is obvious. Dubai police
has therefore established the General Directorate
of Moral Guidance. This Department includes several
sections including religious affairs, which handles
the contact between the headquarters and the public
to strengthen links and ensure continuity of cooperation.
Dubai Police has
paid a lot of attention to Public Relations. Police
officials have realised the importance of the
role played by public relations on the interior
and exterior levels. Since its inception in the
mid of 1970, the section has played a big role
in deeping the good relations, respect and confidence
among police staff themselves, on the one hand,
and between police and the public in general,
on the other hand.
The most important
objectives of the Dubai Police's Public Relations
Department has been to win the confidence of the
people and enahancing the level of awareness in
the police work, and this done through providing
all necessary care to members of the force.
is run by a group of national men qualified in
the media field and a number of Arab expatriates
who have excellent experience in media and mass
With the development
that the Dubai Police have gone through in the
past years, the Public Relations Department has
become the important link between Dubai Police
and the public, as well as with other police sectors.
In 1984, the Public Relations Department was affiliated
to the General Directorate of Planning and Moral
Guidance, as planning public relations complement
each other in mapping out general policies. This
has materialized on various fronts.