A delegation from the UAE Ministry of the Interior has visited New York City Police Department and discussed means of strengthening and supporting existing relations between the two sides in all policing areas, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
The delegation was headed by Major General Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi, General Commander of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior. They were briefed on a number of methods and practices applied by the US Police, especially in the areas of securing major events.
During the visit, the delegation met with the Police Commissioner of New York City James O’Neill, and discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides and exchange experiences and knowledge in various policing and security issues.
Meanwhile, two associates of the UAE Ministry of Interior have graduated from the New York Police Academy, marking a new achievement for the country’s police.
The graduation ceremony included 430 students at the academy in New York, in the presence of a large official audience.
The ceremony was attended by Major General Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Commander-General of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior, and Majid Al Suwaidi, Consul- General of the UAE in New York, along with several police officers from the ministry.
1st Warrant Officer Jassim Abdullah Al Darmaki from the General Administration of Strategy and Performance Development, and Warrant Officer Hashem Abdulmoteleb Al Hammadi from the General Administration of Security Support at the Ministry of Interior completed the 6-month program, where they learnt about police knowledge and science, as well as field leadership.
Al Hammadi received an “Expert Bar” after achieving excellent grades in shooting and tactical exercise training. He also received a “General Excellence Certificate”, a US police qualification granted for the first time to a police officer from outside the New York Police, adding to the track record of achievements boasted by the UAE police.
Chief Thomas Galati, the top uniformed member of the New York Police Department's Intelligence Division, highlighted New York Police’s keenness to promote the ongoing co-operation with the UAE Ministry of Interior and continue their exchange of knowledge while praising the advanced level boasted by the UAE Police and their impressive presence in international events.
Al Darmaki attributed his academic success to the support given by the UAE police command for empowering Emirati youth.
Al Hammadi dedicated this achievement to H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, whose support has led to their achievements and their success in acquiring the international recognition.