Emirates News Agency – WPS22: Law enforcement officials, specialists and experts lead discussions on new anti-narcotics solutions and forensic science

DUBAI, 16th March, 2022 (WAM) — As the ongoing crusade against crime evolves, law enforcement must stay abreast of the latest developments and innovations to mitigate emerging challenges in forensics, narcotics and the beyond, especially with advances in digital technologies.

This was the focus of the third day of the first World Police Summit, which saw the introduction of the Counter Narcotics Conference and the second day of the Forensic Science Conference.

The Anti-Narcotics Conference kicked off at the World Police Summit with keynote speeches by Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Safety in Dubai, Chairman of the Anti-Narcotics Council, Dubai Police, and Jose de Gracia Romero, Assistant Director, Criminal Networks Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL. They shared their collective views on drug addiction around the world, the roadmap to building a drug-free world and more.

Khalid Al Mamari, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Saudi Arabia, was part of the leadership panel to discuss collaborative and intelligence-driven approaches to controlling global drug trafficking. He said: “Arab Interior Ministers launched the Arab Strategy for Combating Illicit Drug Use and its Effects in 1986, and since then several revisions and additions have been made. The Unified Arab Drug Law is one of the most critical and important. visible, and this law serves as a guide for member states to amend and implement their own laws. To foster collaboration, we have put in place an intelligence plan on the fight against drugs, which is renewed each year by the Council for distribution to Member States.

On the third and penultimate day of the World Police Summit, leaders from global crime agencies, senior officers from international counter-narcotics bureaus and chemical and toxicology experts with experience in Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation led roundtables and strategic talks to combat drug trafficking and the effects of drug abuse at all levels of society.

Speaking during a panel discussion on the impact of technology on the fight against drug trafficking, drug abuse and drug addiction, Dr. Mohammed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, Government of the United Arab Emirates, said “Digital transformation is here to stay, and as such dependencies on technology will only increase, leading to increased vulnerability to digital ecosystems and infrastructure. Stakeholders will need to work harder more closely to deal with it. Despite all the use of technologies, the human component remains of utmost importance in order for us to elevate our technological capabilities and synergies. The goal should be to integrate the people aspects ( human capacities), technologies, policies and governance by working towards greater collaboration between the private and government sectors.

On the second day of the forensic science conference, academics and officers led panel discussions and technical presentations on various aspects of forensic science. These covered the topics of fire investigation, forensic engineering and forensics and electronic evidence and forensics.

The summit exhibition area includes exhibits and demonstrations of products and innovations from brands and organizations around the world.

Walid Yehia, Managing Director – United Arab Emirates, Dell Technologies, Bronze Sponsor of the Global Police Summit, said, “Adopting innovations in cloud, big data, AI/ML and security enables the country’s law enforcement agencies to provide efficient and secure public services. Dell Technologies has a long history of enabling governments to focus their investments and efforts in building a robust digital infrastructure, which in turn helps deliver effective services to communities. At the Global Police Summit, we are showcasing our portfolio of end-to-end solutions that enable departments to meet their strategic and operational imperatives. Ultimately, technology is the tool that will transform their services and enable the development of a smarter, safer and more secure society.”

The Global Police Summit will conclude tomorrow and will feature two further conferences focusing on police innovation and resilience and K9 capabilities respectively. There will also be six dedicated exhibition areas throughout this period showcasing the latest crime detection and prevention technologies, as well as products and services, to decision makers and influencers.

Taking place in Dubai from March 14-17, 2022, the Global Police Summit is hosted by Dubai Police and organized by dmg events. With more than 150 exhibitors and 10,000 registered visitors, in addition to its myriad of speakers and delegates, the summit will offer a wide range of technological and intellectual resources that law enforcement can leverage to meet the needs and challenges of modern events such as cybercrime, urbanization, digital evolution and post-pandemic recovery – all with the common goal of ensuring a safer world for all.

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