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Emaar, Dubai police ink 'smart' police station MoU

The walk-in station at Arabian Ranches will be open 24/7, offering services like crime and traffic incident reporting without the need for human intervention

Emaar Properties has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Police to establish police services that require no human intervention for tenants and owners at one of the developer's properties.

Director of the artificial intelligence department at Dubai Police, Brig Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emaar Properties's managing director, Ahmad Thani Al Matroushi, to set up the first smart police station with a ‘walk-in system’ at Arabian Ranches. 

The walk-in station will be open 24 hours, seven days a week, offering 27 services such as reporting crimes and traffic incidents as well as community as well as community services, ranging from getting a good-conduct certificate to social support for victims of family violence.

READ: Abu Dhabi's Aldar and Dubai's Emaar form $8bn property JV

In a statement on Wednesday, Brig Al Razooqi, said: “Under directives from Maj Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, we are keen to communicate and reach all members of the public to provide best smart services for their happiness.”

Al Razooqi said the force was looking to reduce the number of customers in police centres by 80%.

According to Al Matroushi, Emaar Properties was also keen to cooperate with entities such as Dubai Police to provide the best services to its residents.

“Having smart police station will provide smart, excellent and easy services to the public,” he added.

READ: Dubai's Emaar Properties posts $1.8bn profit in 2017

The move has come amid a successful year for Emaar Properties.

The end of April this year saw the heavyweight posting significant financial gains for Q1, with revenues growing 95% to hit $890m (AED3.27bn) – nearly double the corresponding 2017 figure.

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