In an effort to modernize the policing methodology, the Abu Dhabi Police is considering implementation of Alternative Punishments for minor offences.
As per directives from Interior Minister HH Lt.General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a committee has been formed to study the implementation of the project. A Police delegation headed by Lt. Col. Saif Obeid Al Khuyayli will leave this week on a multi nation tour to study the community policing existing in various countries.
The Tour will cover US, Canada, Britain, Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Singapore.
Alternative punishments vary from country to country, ranging from an effort to rehabilitate the offender to a decision to hold the offender accountable or to recompense the victim.