Dubai Hosts 87th INTERPOL General Assembly

Dubai Hosts 87th INTERPOL General Assembly

Dubai will play host next week to the 87th International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) General Assembly 2018.

Held for the first time in the UAE, the INTERPOL General Assembly Nov. 18 through Nov.21 will bring together officials of public security departments and global experts to discuss vital safety and security issues, reported the UAE news agency WAM.

Delegates will identify the most important challenges, explore the future role of technology and artificial intelligence in the fight against terrorism and organized crime and discuss ways to enhance cooperation to make the world a safer place.

Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri welcomed the event as a platform to discuss security challenges and unite global efforts to combat transnational organized crime.

With the rapid development of knowledge, science and technology, the security landscape is evolving rapidly and becoming more complex and globalized, he noted, adding that in line with the UAE Centennial Plan 2071, Dubai Police is implementing Artificial Intelligence technologies across its services, in a bid to anticipate future challenges, potential threats and crime trends.

For the past few years, UAE police worked closely with local, regional and international police forces on various initiatives ranging from capacity building to drug seizure and prevention of crimes, Maj-Gen Al Marri said.

As INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, the General Assembly, composed of delegates appointed by the governments of member countries, meets once a year and takes all the major decisions affecting general policy, the resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programs of activities.

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