UITP’s security committee meeting held in Dubai

Sun 22-04-2018 18:23 PM

DUBAI, 22nd April, 2018 (WAM) — Under the patronage of the Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the security committee of the International Association of Public Transport, UITPm commenced its meeting in Dubai.

Held for the first time in the Middle East, the event is being organised by Dubai Police’s Transportation Security Administration from 22nd – 24th April 2018.

Director-General of the State Security Service in Dubai, Major General Talal Belhoul; Deputy Director-General State Security Service in Dubai Major General Awad Al Muhairi, assistants of the Chief of Dubai Police, UITP’s Chief Security Officer Jan Politiek and a number of senior officers attended the meeting.

In a speech, Lieutenant General Tamim welcomed the participants to Dubai and underscored the importance of the meeting being held for the first time in the Middle East.

He said, “Rapid changes in the security field are bringing significant challenges for security forces. Due to the technological revolution in the past decade, security had gone beyond its traditional definition. Artificial Intelligence, information technology, cyber security and surveillance systems have become important tools for any security force”.

He added, “Today we need to discuss transportation security from a comprehensive perspective considering major advancements in the transportation industry, particularly in the UAE. Such a meeting is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas to identify the best security systems and procedures.”

Tamim went on to say that, “The focus today is on transportation security. We need to establish sound contingency plans and preventive measures. We need to improve our responses in case of emergencies. We are not immune against terrorist attacks, and therefore, we need to discuss how we can find the best strategies for securing our transportation systems.”

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