Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a resolution on the use of security cameras to record the activities of police officers.
The move seeks to improve the quality of Dubai Police’s services and enhance the performance of its personnel. It also aims to strengthen the community’s confidence in the police force, protect their rights, ensure transparency and accountability and enhance documentation of police interactions.
The security cameras will be authorised to be used in public areas to help police officers fulfil duties such as handling traffic violations and ensuring effective security.
Officers are prohibited from transferring, storing, transmitting or publishing any security footage unless they obtain written consent from investigation authorities at Dubai Police or the judicial authority. Any officer who violates the articles in this resolution will be subject to disciplinary procedures.