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Dubai Police, Tecom ink MoU to develop unmanned police stations

Tecom Group and Dubai Police have signed an agreement to establish automated police stations that require no human staff in order to operate

Tecom Group and Dubai Police have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop three unmanned smart police stations.

The automated facilities will enable users to report crimes and utilise other services without the need for human interaction, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

The police stations’ smart screens will offer access to 27 criminal, traffic, and community services, and 33 allied services.

The facilities will be located in Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), and in the vicinity of Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, and Dubai Knowledge Park.

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Amina Al Rustamani, group chief executive officer of Tecom Group, said: “We are proud of our cooperation with Dubai Police to establish smart police stations in some of Dubai’s vital areas. [The MoU] reflects our shared belief in the importance of safety and security for the happiness of society.”

The free zone smart stations are expected to be similar to the City Walk facility, which was inaugurated last month by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

The automated stations will enable users to report their concerns remotely to police officers via communication screens in private cubicles. Deposit boxes will also be provided so that members of the public can hand in lost property.

The facilities are being developed in line with Dubai’s goal of reducing customer visits to manned police stations and government offices by 80%. In the longer term, smart police stations will be established in all of Dubai’s residential and commercial areas, according to WAM.

The MoU was signed by Tecom Group’s Al Rustamani and Major General Abdullah Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police.

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