Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Tens of thousands of Ajman residents taught how to protect themselves from crime

Ajman Police held 105 lectures during the first half of the year.

A campaign organised by Ajman Police has taught almost 25,000 people how to protect themselves from crime.

The social police department launched 26 initiatives and organised 105 lectures during the first half of the year to teach 24,585 members of the community how to protect themselves and prevent crime.

Police said they hoped the events would engage the community in the process of enhancing security in the city.

“We are keen on taking part in many events with other departments such as the sports in combating crime conference, cleaning Ajman campaign launched by the municipality, and other events related to spreading tolerance and positivity,” said Col Abdullah Saif Al Matrooshi, deputy director of police operations at Ajman police.

Police also held several meetings with expatriates living in Ajman to hear their concerns and suggestions for higher levels of security. Col Al Matrooshi said the meetings encouraged a tighter bond between the police and members of the community of different backgrounds.

The events also included 110 educational lectures for 16,868 pupils from public and private schools where topics such as the dangers of electronic crimes and importance of tolerance and positivity were discussed.

“Police shares responsibility with all other institutions in building a more aware generation that would hopefully work towards creating a crime-free community,” Col Al Matroushi said.

Updated: July 12, 2017 02:09 PM