History

The change and development had distinguished status at all levels and locations in Abu Dhabi police and the historical stages through which Abu Dhabi police passed for more than 50 years since it was founded in 1957, these were efforts and accomplishments of leaders, symbols and loyal policemen about them. H.H SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, PRESIDENT OF THE STATE, Said: ' The security and tranquility which our country is enjoying is a result of the efforts exerted by those men  who are standing up to their responsibilities and perform their tasks with sincerity day and night  towards all citizens and residents on the land of the state. The policemen were at our good thinking and we all touch the big role they are doing in the light of the urban change and the rapid development of the state.
Year

Event

 

1957

 

 

The naissance of Abu Dhabi Police's nucleus to carry out restricted duties of guardianship to the governor's palace, the government house, the market, and banks depending on a force of 80 policemen, four land rover cars, and a short budget. 

 

1958

 

 

The appointment of H.H. Sultan bin Shakhbout head of the police.

 

1959

 

The size of the force reached 250 employees and the organization used to work under the name "Police Department". Employees were under two types: Policeman (his duties are guarding the palace, the government house, the markets and banks, and patrolling, etc.), whereas the special guard "Mutarzi" (was responsible for protecting the governor at all times. 

 

In the late 1950s, there were several police stations under the police department as Tarif PS in the western region, Magtaa PS within Abu Dhabi island and AlMarbaa PS in AlAin.  

 

1962

 

The rise of the first mounted police patrol (alfursan)

 

1967

 

Police Department enlarged to be named "Police and Security Command" and the police school was opened to prepare a force from the local men in the emirate, which has later become the nucleus for the foundation of the current police college.

 

 

1971

 

A decree was issued by the Federal Supreme Council to amalgamate police agencies of the country and the Ministry of Interior to be granted the supervisory authority on the security, immigration and residence affairs.

 

 

1977

 

The issuance of the law of reorganizing the government departments in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Police has then become known as "The General Directorate of Police".

 

1981

 

The force renamed from The General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police to The General Department of Abu Dhabi Police.

 

1995

 

H.H. Shaik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan took responsibilities of Abu Dhabi Police General Commander.

 

 

2003

 

The launch of the first strategy to define the future state of development that Abu Dhabi Police is looking forward to reaching.

 

2004

 

The force renamed from "The General Department of Abu Dhabi Police" to "The General Headquarter of Abu Dhabi Police" and the development of the organizational structure.
The GHQ of Abu Dhabi police since its establishment desired to implement the saying of the late H.H SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN (ALLAH MAY HAVE MERCY ON HIM), THAT "POLICE IS THE ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION OF STABILITY AND SECURITY IN THE COUNTRY AND SPREAD OF CONFIDENCE AMONG THE PEOPLE