The activities organized by the Directorate General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, witnessed significant visitors’ turnout at the ninth Al Dhafra Camel Festival 2015, which was organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority at Madinat Zayed, the Western Region.

Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Neyadi, from the Directorate General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention, explained that that a number of departments affiliated to the directorate general took part in the event with a set of awareness activities held in conjunction with the Al Dhafra Camel Festival 2015. These activities aimed at strengthening communication and interaction with citizens, residents, and visitors; and embody the MoI’s strategy aimed at achieving the highest levels of security and safety for all and gaining public confidence in the police and the services they provide.

“The activities carried out by the Directorate General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention witnessed significant turnout from 4000 visitors of various nationalities and age groups. They included more than 185 visits to camps. Moreover, top winners in the Festival’s competitions were honored, as well as the sponsors and participants in Al Dhafra Camel Festival 2015,” he said.

Lieutenant Colonel Al Neyadi also praised the public’s response, which contributed to instilling the concept of safety and security, ensured compliance with the law and provided the highest levels of safety and security for the festival goers at the site. He said: “Community Police foot patrols were also deployed at the festival site and distributed awareness-raising brochures to visitors. The Ministry of Interior's Centers for Rehabilitation and Employment of people with special needs provided a number of services to the public. As part of the Festivals’ activities, the Police Follow-up Department, the Traffic Points Reduction Section provided awareness tips and guidance to visitors of various age groups on the importance of abiding by traffic laws and regulations to ensure their safety. The MoI Child Protection Center showcased its e-services related to child protection and organized workshops as a part of the Children’s Village at the Festival. The Law Respect Culture Bureau provided a number of introductory lectures about the Bureau’s role and strategic objectives”.

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