Dubai police was set up during the
late 1960's. A modern police establishment became
essential as a result of the societal development
that followed the discovery of oil.
Making a society
aware of its moral responsibilities is a sure way
to curb crime and undesirable behaviour in the individual.
The General Directorate of Moral Guidance was established
in this regard.
The importance of
religious awareness is obvious. Dubai police has
therefore established the General Directorate of
Moral Guidance. This Department includes several
sections including religious affairs, which handles
the contact between the headquarters and the public
to strengthen links and ensure continuity of cooperation.
Dubai Police has
paid a lot of attention to Public Relations. Police
officials have realised the importance of the role
played by public relations on the interior and exterior
levels. Since its inception in the mid of 1970,
the section has played a big role in deeping the
good relations, respect and confidence among police
staff themselves, on the one hand, and between police
and the public in general, on the other hand.
The most important
objectives of the Dubai Police's Public Relations
Department has been to win the confidence of the
people and enahancing the level of awareness in
the police work, and this done through providing
all necessary care to members of the force.
The department is
run by a group of national men qualified in the
media field and a number of Arab expatriates who
have excellent experience in media and mass communications.
With the development
that the Dubai Police have gone through in the past
years, the Public Relations Department has become
the important link between Dubai Police and the
public, as well as with other police sectors. In
1984, the Public Relations Department was affiliated
to the General Directorate of Planning and Moral
Guidance, as planning public relations complement
each other in mapping out general policies. This
has materialized on various fronts.