With the introduction of a new residential development in the region, the Heart of Europe on the World Islands, a new idea has also been developed – a floating police station by the Dubai Police.
For this reason, a model of the floating police station was presented at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week at Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday, October 9, in the presence of Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
Dubai Police’s ‘Floating Police Station’ Revealed at GITEX Technology Week
According to the preview, the floating police station will span over 4,000 square feet across three floors, the smart police station requires no human interaction, but it offers at least 60 online services in six languages.
Through this new police station set to be opened next year, visitors can report crimes and traffic incidents; get good-conduct certificates; pay fines; file labour or criminal complaints; report lost-and-found items; follow up a police report; and avail of other police and community services.
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) October 9, 2019
According to Brig Khalid AlRazooqi, general director of artificial intelligence at the Dubai Police, the floating police station would be opened to the public in the first half of 2020.
Al Razooqi explained that the station will also serve as the flying and landing deck for an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone that will fly around to scan the area in case an incident is reported whereas the middle deck, which is at sea level, will house the main smart police station.
He added that there will also be an outdoor pool on the middle floor, while the submerged level – with its floor-to-ceiling windows – offers an uninterrupted view of marine life.
The Dubai Police also looks to use the floating station aside from providing police services, as a learning area for them to study how to better protect the marine environment.
Furthermore, the floating police station will be open to the public 24/7, and there is no need for police presence as all services are provided online. Al Razooqi estimated that the station will be able to serve at least 15,000 residents in the area starting next year.
Truly, the new developments being introduced in the country not only aim to provide a solution to a (potential) problem, but they also complement the system where these will be incorporated, and thereby increasing happiness among residents.