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.