ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, May 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Security Support Department at the Abu Dhabi Police participated in the daily operations of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
Captain Mohammed Ibrahim Al Balas, Operations Planning Branch Manager at the Security Support Department, explained that the department’s team was divided into groups and each group participated in the field operations of LAPD patrols at various locations in the streets of the city. He continued by saying that once reports were received, the patrols headed to the scenes of the crime and the Security Support teams participated in arresting wanted criminals. He noted that the groups additionally participated in ongoing LAPD investigations for training purposes and for the benefit of both parties.
“During a meeting with Captain Martin A. Baeza, the Chief of the Hollenbeck Division, we discussed a number of issues and ways to further enhance mutual cooperation in the field of police work between both parties,” said Captain Al Balas.
For his part, Captain Martin A. Baeza praised the efforts made by the Security Support team during their participation in the work of LAPD patrols and in aiding in the arrest of suspects, as per the reports received. He noted that the personnel of the Security Support team reflected the highest levels of professionalism, response, and readiness in their performances. He said that these characteristics reflect the level of development and efficiency enjoyed by the security and police forces in the UAE, which have led to quantum leaps in performance and expertise, making them one of the most renowned police and security forces in the world.
Upon receiving critical reports, the Security Support Department team at the Abu Dhabi Police participated in exchanging ideas between air wing patrols and support ground patrols during the daily activities. In this regard, Captain Gary W. Walters, Chief of the Air Support Division (ASD), provided a detailed explanation regarding the role of air support in supporting ground patrols. When receiving critical reports, the ASD utilizes helicopters to assist the ground patrols by detecting the movement of suspects on the ground and aiding in their arrest.
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