Expo 2020 security discussed between Dubai Police and partners

The Dubai Police General Command recently met with local and national level partners to review security plans and procedures for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Expo 2020 was originally meant to have taken place between 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021 but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was confirmed on Gulf Today that the meeting took place in the presence of Brigadier Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al Mualla, Director of Excellence and Pioneering at Dubai Police and Brig. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue at Dubai Civil Defence.

The meeting, which was held at the Dubai Police Officers Club, also involved a group of security partners and liaison officers from across the globe.

At the meeting, Dubai Police officials presented the participants with security checkpoint procedures, mechanisms for training employees on security devices and the mechanism for securing Expo 2020 by strategic partners and three key sectors – operations, support and backing and criminal investigation.

They also showcased the AI-based Oyoon Surveillance Programme which utilises data analytics to prevent crimes and improve emergency response times; this programme relies on all cameras in Dubai being linked to one central command room.

Expo 2020 is set to take place between 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022.