The Unmanned Aerial Systems Centre (UASC), part of the General Department of Operations, Dubai Police, established in 2018, has chosen the Canadian-based drone company, Draganfly, to assist the Force in using technology “to improve the wellbeing of society and operational effectiveness in public safety overall,” reports a company press release.
Major General Engineer Kamal Butti Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Department of Operations, Dubai Police, commented, “The strength and knowledge of the Draganfly team aligns perfectly with our on-going innovation strategies making them the ideal partner to develop these important technology solutions.”
Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly, added, “The Dubai police is a world leader in public safety and the use of drones. We are excited to put our multiple technical and service platforms to work with them.”
Established on June 1st, 1956, the Dubai Police today “aims to develop the best techniques and AI tools that serve the needs of the people and ensure their security, locally and globally.”
The force’s AI-strategy focuses “on achieving community-centred targets through enabling future policing and using high-end services” such as introducing the world’s first Smart Police Station which operates without human intervention 24 hours and seven days a week and offers 27 key services, such as reporting crimes and traffic incidents, as well as further 33 community-based services, which range from obtaining a good-conduct certificate to social support for victims of family violence.
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