|25 February, 2020

$9.5mln security project rolled out in Ajman

Police are also intensifying patrols in certain areas to reduce assaults

The Emirate of Ajman is one of the seven states constituting the United Arab Emirates.beautiful skyline of Ajman with clouds fading away .

The Emirate of Ajman is one of the seven states constituting the United Arab Emirates.beautiful skyline of Ajman with clouds fading away .

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The Ajman Police have started rolling out a new Dh35-million security project to provide seamless services to people, ensure safety of the residents and achieve the National Agenda 2021.

Major General Shaikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, said that the project includes construction of a new center for traffic and patrols department in Al Jarf area, the Al Jarf Police Center, establishment of a civil defence center in Masfoot, and setting up of a new building for the Ajman Police headquarters on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Street. As part of this year's plan, the police are also working to establish two new centers for social support, to strengthen the relationship between the police and community members and contribute to solving societal issues.

"These are expected to be completed within this year to provide best services for residents and citizens of the emirate."

He added that the Ajman Police have completed many projects in the past as per the national agenda approved by the UAE Cabinet and have achieved good results. There has been a decrease in serious crimes by 25 per cent, and traffic accidents have dropped by 12 per cent, the top cop said. He pointed out that road fatalities are down with 15 deaths caused by traffic accidents in 2019 while 17 such deaths being reported in 2018.

Al Nuaimi attributed these achievements to the police efforts to intensify traffic patrols, awareness programmes and raising traffic culture among the growing urban population in the emirate. He pointed out that the Ajman Police have won 88 international, local and regional awards in the field of institutional excellence and leadership in the last 10 years.

Al Nuaimi said that last year, the Social Support Center received 770 cases and resolved 96.5 per cent of them, mostly marital disputes, by helping the warring couples patch up.

He added that in 2019, financial crimes were at the forefront, followed by assaults and fights which mostly occur in areas housing workers. Police are intensifying patrols in these areas to reduce assaults, as well as thefts being committed in commercial and industrial stores.

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