Hamdan bin Mohammed opens Crime Prevention International Conference

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today inaugurated the Crime Prevention International Conference. The conference is being held from 9-10 December 2019 in Dubai.

The two-day conference, organised by Dubai Police in collaboration with Great Minds Event Management, brings together delegates representing Interpol, Europol, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and more than 25 international police agencies. Fifty keynote speakers representing 45 countries will discuss key topics that help promote the future of community law enforcement, and exchange expertise and best practices in the domain of Crime Prevention.

Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said the continuous support extended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed to Dubai Police helped the organisation develop its security system and capabilities as well as enhance its participation in various international events. He said the Crime Prevention International Conference will help promote collaboration between local, regional, and international law enforcement entities in the areas of exchanging information and data, extraditing criminals, providing effective channels of communication, consolidating efforts to improve land, maritime and air border security, and adapting technology and artificial intelligence to implement deterrence and proactive measures against criminals.

Al Marri said that Dubai Police has an exceptional regional and international reputation due to its successes in combating organised crime, and its strong record of cooperation with law-enforcement agencies in various countries. Over the years, it has participated in several international operations to combat crime, extradite and hand over criminals to other jurisdictions, solve electronic crimes and probe critical international issues. Its cooperation has helped seize massive quantities of drugs and successfully investigate crimes pertaining to vehicle theft, stolen or lost travel documents and diverse other cross-border crimes.

Global security futurist Marc Goodman said in his speech at the Conference that criminals in the future will harness technology and AI to hack systems. Technological innovation is key to combat cybercrimes and raise the level of proactive security.

The opening session of the Conference was attended by Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai and Director-General of Community Development Authority (CDA) Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, apart from senior officials.

Richard Van Hooijdonk, crime and technology trend watcher and futurist, discussed ‘The Future of Cybercrime and Terrorism’; while Chris Mathers, former undercover agent for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, and the US Customs Service, spoke to the audience in his session titled ‘Crime as a Business’.

The first day of the event included workshops on the Future Of Protecting Organisations, presented by Richard Van Hooijdonk; Threat Intelligence, presented by Vinny Troia; and Preventing Crime Through Problem solving by Guy Collyer

The Crime Prevention International Conference also featured an exhibition held on the sidelines of the event, which saw the participation of 60 companies displaying security related technologies and AI techniques, as well a number of smart applications and solutions.


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