Dr. Al-Raisi has been pivotal to the ongoing modernization and digitization of policing and government services. He is deeply committed to advancing law enforcement and improving the lives of UAE citizens and beyond.
Currently serves as President of INTERPOL. Dr. Al-Raisi is the first leader from the Middle East to hold this position. Prior to his election, he served as Member of the Executive Committee (EC), Delegate for Asia from 2018 to 2021.
Created the Victim Identification Office in Abu Dhabi Police linked to INTERPOL, which specializes in disaster victims’ affairs and uses biometrics to identify disaster victims
Led the transformation and digitization of police services, resulting in the provision of more than 200 policing services through smart platforms. As a result, the UAE was ranked 21st on the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI) in 2020
Established MOI’s General Directorate of Happiness to institutionalize the high calibre of services delivered to citizens, residents and visitors through its Customer Happiness Centers throughout the UAE
Contributed to the establishment of the National Identity Program for UAE citizens and residents. This now functions as the national identity card for the UAE, which links a large number of public and private sector services, leading to improved service quality for citizens and residents
Introduced unified criminal information systems as an integrated program that includes all criminal work procedures at the national level
Contributed to the development of the Tetra system application, a state-of-the-art communication system that enhances police efficiency and facilitates accelerated customer service procedures
Led the Geographic Information System (GIS) project at the Abu Dhabi Police General Command and the Ministry of Interior.
The system helps analyze crime through spatial analysis, tracking patrols, etc., and is instrumental in providing information for effective crisis and disaster management, as well as distributing police resources.
This has led to a reduction in the response time of emergency services to an average of 4 minutes. The UAE’s novel use of the GIS system has won numerous local and international awards and recognitions.
Founded the Emirates Search and Rescue Team within the Abu Dhabi Police, which has obtained international accreditation. Dr. Al-Raisi received a medal for career excellence related to his work in international rescue operations, particularly in the aftermath of Cyclone Gonu. He also contributed to the establishment of search and rescue teams in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, such as SASART in Saudi Arabia.
Paved the way for the establishment of an emergency medicine academy within Abu Dhabi Police
Developed and enhanced the readiness of the UAE’s electronic security system with the latest technological innovations, including the Iris and Facial Recognition System.
Dr. Al-Raisi first introduced the iris scan system to the UAE policing community in 2003, and shortly thereafter, he received the award for the best distinguished technical project (Abu Dhabi Award for Distinguished Performance, 2006-2007), for his joint study on the use of the iris scan system worldwide, in partnership with Professor John Dugman of the University of Cambridge, the inventor of the iris scan system.
Dr. Al-Raisi led the development and implementation of the Iris and Facial Recognition system across all ports of entry in the country. As a result, more than half a million individuals using fake travel documents have been detected.