Security Middle East Magazine | 2023 World Police Summit Set to Bring Policing Innovation to Dubai
15 Dec 2023 World Police Summit Set to Bring Policing Innovation to Dubai
The 2023 World Police Summit will bring policing innovation to Dubai in March 2023.
The Summit will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The Summit, the world’s most influential gathering of law enforcement officials, security experts, and decision makers, will feature multiple conferences and a comprehensive international exhibition that showcase ground-breaking technologies and explore actionable strategies to ensure a safer future.
Major General Dr. Abdul Qudous Abdul Razzaq Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Pioneering Affairs at Dubai Police, confirmed that the World Police Summit had become the leading specialised global platform for those involved in policing, safety, security and law enforcement as it enables strengthens communication channels between all security agencies from different around the world and highlights the latest security issues and showcases relevant best practices.
Al-Obaidli further affirmed the success of the summit in its first edition, which achieved an unparalleled resonance by attracting the most elite figures in the police and security fields, united by one goal, which is to face current and future challenges and to keep pace with successive technical changes and emerging technologies.
Al-Obaidli reaffirmed that the second edition of the World Police Summit complements the success of its first edition as it paves the way for the exchange of information between the various police agencies to come up with solutions and recommendations that meet the shared security challenges and objectives.
He said: “We strongly believe that the World Police Summit 2023 will be a golden opportunity for developing worldwide police and security work systems and ensuring all stakeholders are familiar with the various changes and capable of utilising the latest new and innovative technologies that enhance ways to combat crimes locally and internationally and contribute to the development of police human cadres.”
Luis Carrilho, United Nations Police Advisor, said: “The global security challenges highlighted during the World Police Summit require global policing responses. It is therefore imperative that the United Nations Police remain fit for purpose with the adequate capacities and capabilities to address current and emerging threats to peace and security.”
Together for Safer Communities
James Ramer, Chief Toronto Police Service, Canada, said: “It was an honour to lead the Canadian delegation at the 2022 World Police Summit in Dubai. With over 2,000 delegates in attendance, it was an excellent opportunity to connect and collaborate on the most significant security challenges and public safety priorities facing our cities. As innovative policing strategies and technologies continue to evolve, it is essential for police and law enforcement agencies to share out knowledge and experience, and work together to enhance public safety in our respective communities.”
Through more than 150 targeted sessions in Dubai’s World Trade Centre, this year’s edition will advance policing techniques to serve communities in today’s world, focusing on a number of main themes including:
The three-day the Summit will also hold six conferences covering the most innovative policing techniques, from crime prevention, anti-narcotics and forensic science to drones and K9. Bringing together experts from around the world and channelling insights from more than 230 leading speakers, these sessions aim to strengthen global policing and create a global policing community able to meet the future with confidence, share best practices, and showcase policing techniques at the cutting edge.
With more than 250 exhibiting companies, the World Police Summit will provide insight into the most prominent and innovative policing tools and technologies used around the world, while also facilitating a world-class environment for trade across the industry’s full value chain. Participating companies already registered include Rafael, Dell, IDEMIA, Beacon Red, Cisco, Canon and many more.
The World Police Summit bolsters strategic partnerships from INTERPOL, ROADPOL, UNODC, GCCPOL, IACP, UNICRI and more.
New for this year’s Summit, the World Police Awards will champion those law enforcement professionals keeping global and local communities safe and upholding the highest international standards.