The Ministry of Interior launched the # the Ministry of Interior's Award for Innovative Police Ideas hashtag on social media to introduce the Award and its objective both regionally and internationally.

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s Excellence Awards Committee, stressed the importance of introducing the Award on both local and international levels, pointing to the sheer breadth of social media and its ability to reach all over the world. “Social media enables global participation in contributing suggestions, opinions, and even applications to participate in the Award. Through this, it holds the capability to develop and upgrade the Award to higher levels, which will ultimately further the objectives of future efforts,” he said.

The Ministry of Interior continuously pursues new methods of development and modernization as the Ministry of Interior looks beyond the traditional and routine methods by implementing modern approaches that are consistent with the reputation, development, and distinction of the UAE in many fields.

He also mentioned that the award will attract the top creative ideas and projects from all over the world designed to serve the community and boost police performance. To this end, the ministry will be offering substantial cash prizes to the winners in a bid to encourage competition and motivate them to provide the best creative and applicable ideas.

Major General Dr. Abdul Quddous Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Quality and Excellence Affairs and Head of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program's Team at the Ministry of Interior said: “This Award seeks to share the best practices and creative ideas that have been implemented within the policing fields of international police departments.”

“It also aims to attract the best practices and creative ideas related to police and security,” he added. “This will not only develop these fields on local and global levels, but it will also create a more competitive environment for security agencies and institutions and build partnerships with the entities working in innovation and creativity fields.” Through next July, the Awards Secretariat based in the capital, Abu Dhabi, will begin to receive nominations, in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Award, via the website: ( ). Every two years, a conference will be held in December. Officials from police and security forces from around the world will be invited. The names of the winners will be announced and they will be honored at the conference. Following the conference, the winning projects will be released and implemented.

Major Mohammed Ismail Al-Harmoudi, Head of the Complains and Suggestions Department at the General Directorate of Strategy and Performance Development at the Ministry of Interior said: “the Award embodies the strategy of the Ministry of Interior to motivate staff members working in ministry, government and private sectors to exhibit further creativity, excellence, and innovation. Additionally, the Award develops the creative sense of the public in a proactive manner, encouraging them to actively participate in the development of their industry and the quality of services, and to enhance cooperation between the police organization and the various segments of society.”

He also noted that the Award includes ten areas for potential entries: creativity in criminal field, creativity in traffic, creativity in modern technologies, creativity in customer service, creativity in economic security, creativity in environment (green applications), creativity in human resources, creativity in social initiatives, creativity in support of human rights, and creativity in judicial security. For further details visit the website mentioned above.

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