ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, May 26th 2014
Abu Dhabi Police, represented by the Security Support Section, discussed ways to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest with Metropolitan Police.
Lieutenant Colonel Khaled Saeed Al Shamesi, Chief of Security Support Section at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters and the accompanying delegation, met with Commander Neil Basu, Head of Armed Policing in London. During the meeting, which was attended by officials from the Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19), the UAE delegation reviewed the various tasks carried out by the unit and its valuable role in combating crime.
Furthermore, both parties tackled ways to strengthen relations and boost joint cooperation and coordination, particularly in training and exchange of expertise in law-related work areas. The Abu Dhabi Police delegation gave a presentation about the Security Support section’s experience and its goals, in line with the higher leadership’s directives to build a distinguished human police cadre, capable of adding value to the security process.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Shamesi elaborated on the role of Security Support Section in managing highly efficient and well-equipped police patrols, led by highly qualified and trained competent officers who have the ability to handle all sorts of incidents according to the laws and regulations applicable in the UAE. He also gave a briefing about the distinguished vision of the Security Support Section, which stems from the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ strategy, and its keenness to suggest initiatives, respect human values and provide security and stability in the UAE.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Shamesi added that the visit personifies the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ commitment to strengthen mutual cooperation in police work with Metropolitan Police in London.
The Security Support Section delegation’s visit, which lasted several days, aimed at increasing cooperation and ensuring its continuity. As part of the visit, the delegation toured the Operations Unit at the British Police and inspected the various weapons, technologies and equipment used by the unit. The delegation also watched a presentation that showcased the mechanisms and strategies adopted by the unit to provide protection and security for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The presentation also shed light on the plans, implementation mechanisms and procedures adopted following any kind of accident. The delegation also visited the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre “MPSTC”, and was acquainted with the qualification and training follow-up courses at SCO19 Unit, and scenarios setting to handle all sorts of situations.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Shamesi explained that the visit has achieved its goals by allowing the delegation members to benefit from presentations on a number of situations previously handled by the unit. They also attended a briefing by SCO19 field officers prior to going out on field patrols. Towards the end of the visit, commemorative shields and gifts were exchanged between both parties.
The Metropolitan Police officials praised the distinguished prestigious position attained by the UAE Ministry of Interior and the valuable role of Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters in promoting security and providing modern services based on international best standards. They also commended its excellence, professionalism and success in combating transnational crimes.
The UAE delegation was headed by Lieutenant Colonel Khaled Saeed Al Shamesi, Chief of Security Support Section and included Major Mohammed Mubarak Al Masa’bi, Security Intervention Patrols Branch Manager; First Lieutenant Bader Mohammed Al Riyami; First Lieutenant Saud Saif Al Zaabi; Warrant Officer Ismail Ali Al Hosani; Legal Consultant Abu Bakr Abdullah Abdul Wahhab; and Operations Specialist Neil John Sharman.
It is worth mentioning that the SCO19 Unit’s tasks are closely similar to the tasks carried out by the Security Support Section, in terms of undertaking unconventional security missions and providing armed support to field police units. This would enhance public safety for the public as well as for police and security personnel.
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