The UAE is a strong enabler of law enforcement cooperation within the GCC and internationally
Cross-border collaboration is a core element of the UAE’s approach to law enforcement. At the national, Emirate, and local level, Emirati law enforcement leaders seek to share their advancements in results-oriented policing and technological innovation with partners in countries that are still developing advanced capabilities to address challenges posed by transnational criminal networks. The UAE utilizes some of the most advanced policing technologies and capabilities, routinely providing significant operational support to bilateral and multilateral efforts to disrupt criminal networks and bring fugitives to justice. The UAE also seeks to continuously advance the mission of INTERPOL, having hosted the INTERPOL General Assembly in 2018 and the upcoming 2nd International Conference on Crime Prevention in November 2021, and organizing the World Police Summit in March 2022.
UAE law enforcement strongly believes in the need for greater cooperation between international police forces to respond to the steady rise of transnational and tech-driven crimes. The UAE has also been recognized by many international organizations and national governments, including the United States of America — for its pivotal role in supporting global counterterrorism efforts. The UAE is one of the 30 founding members of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, a key institution in the implementation of the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy.
The organization of the World Police Summit due to be held between 13-16 March 2022. The summit aims to facilitate the exchange of best practices and cooperation between global police forces on emerging policing challenges. The event will welcome delegations from INTERPOL, Europol, AFRIPOL, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and will feature 200 speakers focusing on rising urban and cyber safety threats.
Enhanced bilateral law enforcement cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism and money laundering through information-sharing and public information campaigns. The UAE has been working in close cooperation with the United States in the field of counterterrorism for years, with the two countries setting up the Sawab Center in Abu Dhabi in 2015 to fight the spread of terrorism ideologies online.
Partnership between the UAE and UN Women through the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Women, Peace and Security Centre of Excellence, launched in 2019. The joint program has supported the training of more than 300 women cadets to date across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.