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Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates the First Female Cohort to Graduate from Dubai Police Academy

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HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, expressed pride over the first cohort of female cadets to have graduated from the prestigious Dubai Police Academy this year. While the date of the ceremony remains undisclosed, it is confirmed that the UAE royal was in attendance alongside the likes of Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief; Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Academic Affairs and Training at Dubai Police; Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi, Director of the Dubai Police Academy, and a number of officers and trainers.

As the first cohort of the year, the 29 female cadets are said to have shown the “highest levels of competence,” having graduated from the academy with distinctions across the board. Having demonstrated heir ability to excel in leadership roles, they are also a testament to the UAE’s bold leadership model, which has “enabled Emirati women to prove their merit and make a mark, not only locally and regionally, but also globally.” Noting his confidence in the new graduates, Sheikh Hamdan said, “We are proud to witness the graduation of the first batch of female cadets who have taken on the task of serving and protecting the nation and ensuring the safety and security of its people.” Going on to commend their wins across local and regional sports championships, the UAE royal urged the cadets to continue excelling in the tasks they are entrusted with, in a bid to remain “stellar representatives of Emirati women in the security and police force.”

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“Since the first woman was recruited by Dubai Police in 1967, women have excelled in various roles in the police force,” said Sheikh Hamdan. “They have demonstrated their distinction in administrative, field, military, and applied science capacities.” “Today, we are happy to honor these cadets who have made the best of the opportunities made available by the Dubai Police Academy in the first such course offered in the Arab world. Their success is an immense source of pride for us and vindicates the UAE’s efforts to enhance women’s empowerment and ensure a high ranking for the country in global gender balance indexes.”

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