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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.