By Jasmine Al Kuttab
Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Great story on how Emirati women are playing a tremendous role when it comes to the security and safety of communities.
Diligence and perseverance are just some of the qualities that women in the police force hold strongly, a top official at Dubai Police told Khaleej Times, on the sidelines of the ongoing International Defence Exhibition (Idex) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Captain Eng. Humaid Sultan Bin Dalmouk, head of Technical Support — Explosives Security Department, Dubai Police, noted that female police officers are even “becoming better than their male colleagues,” when it comes to executing various tasks that require flexibility and multi-tasking.”
“Today, Emirati women are playing a tremendous role when it comes to the security and safety of communities,” he added.
“The women in our department play a critical role, especially when it comes to protecting female VIP guests and officials from foreign countries.”
He pointed out that in his department there are 40 policewomen, in which 16 have the duty of protecting VIPs at all times, and are even capable of riding motorbikes.
Captain Eng. Dalmouk noted that Sheikh Mohammed often encourages Emirati women to join powerful, striking roles, adding that:
“More women are now seeking to join the police force and we welcome them.”
“Women play a very prominent role when it comes to executing our operations,” he said, adding that “They are perfect.”
The number grows
Major Abdulbasit Ali Abdulrahman, Dubai Police, said that one should not find it too surprising to witness the growing numbers of policewomen in the UAE.
“Becoming a police officer means you must work alongside the community and help serve people.”
“Women have a natural gift when it comes to helping others, which is why it is no surprise to see why so many women join this industry.”