Dubai Police’s all-women team is prepared for defusing bombs. Five women went through specialised training in defusing explosives.
Dubai , Dubai
28 September 2020, 12:00 AM
10 October 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Police’s women team of five policemen will be part of Dubai Police’s Explosives Defusing Department for defusing bombs and running security checks.
They also received practical training and fitness classes and took part in Dubai’s National Sterilisation Programme.
“Dubai Police are proud of their policewomen who have always been keen on taking up difficult specializations. Five women have qualified after eight months of special courses to develop their skills, between February and September this year,” Dubai police said in a statement.
Brigadier Rashid Al Falasi, Deputy Director of the General Department of Protective Security and Emergency at Dubai Police, said though usually it is men who mostly dominate bomb disposal squads, the female team members of Dubai Police have proven their high efficiency at the job, too.
Al Falasi said that the establishment of the women team came after direct guidance from and follow-up by Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, who has stressed the importance of supporting women to learn, train and work in all disciplines - just like men.