A Ministry of Interior delegation, headed by Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations, received the International Award for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), marking a new achievement for the ministry’s unique vision and strategic plan that conforms to world-class standards in security, police and public safety sectors.

This award was given on the sidelines of the 2012 ESRI Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California, USA. ESRI Founder, Jack Dangermond, extended the award, praising the diligent and active steps to build an electronic geo-mechanic security system to share geographic data at the police leadership level in the state. This sharing of geographic data will support police missions at the operational, executive, and strategic levels boosting security efficiency and the decision-making process.

The ESRI Founder also commended the distinguished GIS project police program in the UAE, for its integration and wide presence at the corporate level, in addition to the geographic maturity of the security institution that has turned from presenting and extracting data, to the information integration of all databases and police systems using the geo-mechanic dimension and geographic location of these descriptive data, up to concluding knowledge from data analyzing, and the increasing expertise of police human resources.

He also praised the steps taken by the Ministry of Interior, represented by GIS Security Center, to develop the strategic initiative plan for the transformational project, and the standard comparison with global best practices of police institutions world-wide, in the field of GIS.  Additionally, he remarked on the carefully-studied steps to nationalize this modern technological system and invest in boosting national capacities, skills and expertise.

He underscored the importance of proposing the vision and strategy of the Abu Dhabi Police and the Ministry of Interior in the field of geographic information security systems, in international conferences and assemblies related to geographic information systems and remote sensing.

Major General Al Raisi confirmed that this award is a new international recognition for the Ministry of Interior, and its strategic plan for the federal geographic information security systems, embodying the prospects of the higher leadership to encourage the state’s competitiveness in police and security field.

The Ministry of Interior delegation, headed by Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations, included Lieutenant Colonel Nasser Suleiman Al Maskari, Deputy Director at the Operation Department and Head of the Project Response Goal, Captain Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri, Head of GIS Center and Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Al Mansouri from the Center.

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