Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, met with the first batch of 29 female cadets graduating from Dubai Police Academy during an event here on Friday.
Highest levels of competence
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Hamdan, who is also chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said the UAE leadership’s support has enabled Emirati women to prove their merit and make a mark not only locally and regionally but also globally. By showing the highest levels of competence, they have demonstrated their ability to excel in leadership roles.
Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief; Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Academic Affairs and Training at Dubai Police; Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi, Director of the Dubai Police Academy, and a number of officers and trainers also attended the event.
“We are proud to witness the graduation of the first batch of female cadets who have taken on the task of serving and protecting the nation. Besides, ensuring the safety and security of its people,” the crown prince said.
Sheikh Hamdan congratulated the cadets on graduating from the Dubai Police Academy with distinction. He also commended them on winning local and regional sports championships. He urged the graduates to excel in all the tasks they are entrusted with. Besides, being stellar representatives of Emirati women in the security and police force.
“Since the first woman recruited by Dubai Police in 1967, women have excelled in various roles in the police force. They have demonstrated their distinction in administrative, field, military, and applied science capacities. Today, we are happy to honor these cadets who made the best of the opportunities made available by the Dubai Police Academy in the first such course offered in the Arab world.”
“Their success is an immense source of pride for us and vindicates the UAE’s efforts to enhance women’s empowerment. Besides, ensuring a high ranking for the country in global gender balance indexes,” Sheikh Hamdan said.