DUBAI, 11th March, 2022 (WAM) — The first Global Police Summit, 14-17 March 2022, in Dubai, will enable “global law enforcement actors” to jointly develop policing methods to prevent crime modern. The summit will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Center under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The rapidly changing world promises a better quality of life, but simultaneously presents new opportunities for changing crime. Accelerated technology adoption and cross-border interconnectivity have brought great benefits to societies. Yet criminals are also exploiting these same advances to expand their illicit activities far and wide. In light of these, the necessary evolution of policing is a key summit agenda.
Modern crime needs modern solutions, which requires law enforcement actors to be progressive and adaptable. The Dark Web’s online marketplace, for example, disguises illegal activity under an elusive virtual cloak, making it difficult for law enforcement to track and detect it. Another example is the recent arrest of Roman Sterling for virtually laundering nearly $336 million worth of Bitcoin, unnoticed, for an entire decade. This, moreover, highlights both the serious impact of modern crime and the sheer difficulty of countering it.
Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidli, Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Leadership Affairs in Dubai Police, shared some first-hand experiences in tackling new forms of crime in Dubai. “Police and law enforcement must ensure that their regulations and operations are kept up to date with recent technological developments. For example, to combat crypto scams in Dubai, we have introduced new regulations, effective beginning of 2022, which criminalize the trading and promotion of unlicensed cryptocurrencies”.
In the transition to a more digital world, law enforcement will increasingly leverage technology to fight crime on all fronts. For example, advanced tools such as biometric identification and pedigree chemistry are already used in forensic science. These innovations will help law enforcement agencies build highly secure movement protocols and extract key insights from even minute evidence samples for faster action.
Colonel Mubarak Said Al Khyeli, Director General of GCCPOL, believes in balancing the complex relationship between innovation, regulation and enforcement. “Technology is neither good nor bad in itself; what matters is the intent of the user. Through close cooperation and open dialogue, I believe we can reach consensus on the restricting criminal use of technology while creating an environment with appropriate use.”
Innovation is crucial for law enforcement to go beyond existing standards and take a more proactive approach in fighting crime. To achieve this, the summit’s Policing Innovation and Resilience Conference facilitates a forum for thought leaders and participants to exchange collective thoughts, knowledge and experiences to discuss innovative solutions.
The Global Police Summit is held concurrently with Expo 2020 Dubai and supports the Expo’s mission of “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” for the benefit of the world. With more than 150 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors in addition to its many speakers and delegates, the summit will offer a vast array of technological and intellectual resources that law enforcement can leverage to meet the needs and challenges of modern events.
The event is organized by Dubai Police General Command and organized by dmg events.
As a platform consisting of an exhibition and a conference, the summit will provide police and law enforcement with the opportunity to source the latest technologies, discuss key trends and address challenges and priorities. created by smart cities, cybercrime, rapid population growth and urbanization. , the evolution of digital technologies, the scarcity of resources and the post-pandemic impact on public safety and security.
The exhibition will consist of six dedicated areas, including the future of policing, forensics, mobility, counter-narcotics, artificial intelligence, and security and surveillance.