Tag Archives: UAE

2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,┬ábased on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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Smart police station

Dubai has opened what is billed as the world’s first smart police station, according to this article. Though unstaffed, visitors can complete a variety of tasks, such as reporting an incident, paying a fine, or depositing found property. The plan … Continue reading

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One way to cut personnel costs

Dubai police will deploy the world’s first driverless security patrol by the end of 2017, according to this article. The manufacturer says the self-driving robot (video here) “will not replace humans … will instead fulfill low-level order enforcement tasks … … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi targets #1 safety ranking

This article describes new community policing initiatives being implemented in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with their quest to become the safest city in the world, a position currently held by Tokyo. In related news, the UAE and Europol have signed … Continue reading

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Religion police

This international review identifies 17 nations with police that enforce religious norms, all located in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. These nations represent about 9% of the world’s countries.

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UAE rewards scientific research

According to this announcement, the UAE Ministry of Interior will run a competition in 2014 to recognize scientific research that improves policing and security in the country. The first edition of the award program received 122 applications. The winning entry … Continue reading

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