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Dubai’s Vigilant Residents: Aiding in the Capture of Criminals and Drug Dealers

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Empowering Community Involvement in Crime Prevention

Dubai, January 19, 2024 – The commendable efforts of Dubai’s residents in aiding law enforcement officials have recently come into the spotlight. The city, known for its towering skyscrapers and bustling markets, has witnessed an inspiring surge in community participation in crime prevention, particularly in combating drug-related activities.

How the ‘Police Eye’ Service is Making a Difference

Dubai Police, in their recent conference, highlighted the significant role played by the ‘Police Eye’ service, a pivotal tool in this collaborative fight against crime. Over the past five years, this service has received a staggering 108,100 pieces of information from the public. These reports cover a wide spectrum of concerns, including traffic violations, child and women protection, and human trafficking. Among these, there are 61,287 criminal reports and 46,813 traffic-related reports, underscoring the community’s active engagement in promoting safety and legal compliance.

A Testament to Community-Police Bond

The increasing number of reports from Dubai’s residents over the years mirrors a growing security awareness. It fosters a stronger bond between the police and the community, cementing a sense of collective responsibility towards maintaining law and order. Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, praised the Police Eye application for its effectiveness in addressing traffic violations and enhancing road safety. He noted instances where observations from the public led to timely interventions in areas of reckless driving and vandalism.

Ensuring Confidentiality and Trust

The Dubai Police have emphasized the user-friendly nature of the Police Eye application, ensuring that no personal data is required, thus maintaining complete confidentiality for residents and citizens. This approach has significantly contributed to the growing trust and awareness among the people, encouraging them to actively participate in reporting incidents or sending notes.


The remarkable increase in community participation in Dubai’s crime prevention efforts is a testament to the effective strategies implemented by the Dubai Police. It highlights the crucial role of public involvement in creating a safer environment. The success of the ‘Police Eye’ service not only demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative efforts between the police and the public but also sets a precedent for other cities to follow in their quest for a safer and more secure society.

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