Dubai Metropolitan police asked Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to collaborate with Dubai police in order to build crime mapping and integrated criminal records office systems, which have an automated HRM system and operandi-based search capabilities, which offers complete electronic records of profiles and posting history of each individual officer.
Representatives of Dubai police visited PITB several times to conduct a series of meeting on this agenda, three members from PITB joined the discussion which concluded on last Thursday. PITB’s IT Director General, IT G.M and Software Engineering Director, Faisal Yousaf, Burdan Rasool and Adil Iqbal lead the conversation respectively.
This development was initiated by the first secretary of UAE consulate who contacted PITB for collaboration.
The PITB team met the Dubai police chief and heads of forensics, cybercrime, criminal investigation and crime monitoring departments.
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PITB’s IT G.M Burhan Rasool said, “Dubai police are impressed by the speed of our software development and deployment and are looking to partner with us on the development front.”
He said the Pakistani team was also offered a look into policing mechanisms in Dubai. “They are very inclusive in their policing,” says Rasool. “They believe in community policing and engage communities to reduce and control crime and maintain law and order.”
According to MIT Tech Review, the Pakistani contingent was shown a mobile application developed by the Dubai police, which allow citizens to interact directly with the police.
The system acts as an electronic police station for reporting suspicious activities and as a portal for information as well.