Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ADP and UNODC
January 27, 2014 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Lieutenant General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended a memorandum of understanding signing event between Abu Dhabi Police and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The event was held at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.
HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan while attending the signing of the MoU with the UNODC (Photo: Business Wire)
Based on the above mentioned memorandum, UNODC certified the UAE, represented by the Forensic Evidence Department at the Directorate General of Security and Ports Affairs of Abu Dhabi Police, as a regional office for the MENA region. The Forensic Evidence Department will be responsible for providing forensic evidence services in: drugs and chemical precursor analysis, guns and ammunition testing, documents and forged document certification.
UNODC also certified forensic evidence experts at Abu Dhabi Police as international experts for the specified services.
Colonel Abdurrahman Al Hammadi, Head of the Forensic Evidence Department at the Directorate General of Security and Ports Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police, signed the memorandum on behalf of the UAE, while Dr. Hatem Ali, Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, signed it on behalf of his office in the presence of Yuri Fedotov, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna “UNOV”, and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
This memorandum shows the desire that both sides have to provide technical and technological services while meeting certain standards. It also specifies a sustainable framework to develop the officers’ capabilities in the various forensic fields. This development has the ability to foster forensic justice through skills that meet international standards.
The memorandum of understanding aims to enhance and develop Abu Dhabi Police’s abilities to become the center of excellence for forensic evidence services among the GCC countries and the MENA region.
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