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Fifteen-year-old girl becomes Dubai Police Officer for a day

Mon 04 Dec 2023    
| 2 min read

Fifteen-year-old girl Maitha Yousuf Ahmed, with hearing disabilities becomes Dubai Police Officer for a day.

The Dubai Police, represented by the People of Determination Empowerment Council, fulfilled the wish of a student with hearing disabilities and provided her with a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a police officer. This unique experience included a custom-made police uniform, ride-in luxury patrols, and visits to Dubai Police’s various police stations and general departments.

Colonel Omar Musa Ashour, Deputy Director of Naif Police Station, warmly welcomed Maitha Yousuf Ahmed, a 15-year-old hard-of-hearing student of determination and expressed the unwavering commitment of Dubai Police to fulfilling children’s dreams and bringing joy to their lives, emphasising their readiness to respond to and fulfil requests aimed at bringing happiness to children.

Col. Ashour stated, “This gesture is part of Dubai Police’s social role in spreading happiness and fostering trust in police alongside their security responsibilities.”

Maitha had a unique opportunity to serve for two hours as Deputy Director of the Naif Station. During this time, she took guided tours of the various departments, interacted with the employees, and observed the operations policing work in action.

Afterwards, the student visited the R&D Centre, where Lieutenant Colonel Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, the Head of the Innovation Laboratories section, warmly greeted her and provided her with an insightful overview of the centre’s operations and its substantial impact on fostering a culture of creativity and innovation. 

Lt. Col. Al Mazrouei emphasised the centre’s commitment to nurturing talented individuals and supporting innovative projects, facilitating practical implementation in policing and security work.

The student, Maitha, also had the opportunity to visit the Smart Police Station (SPS) and was briefed on the services it offers 24/7 to customers without human intervention.

During her visit, Maitha also had a chance to meet Ms Zainab Hussein, the Editor-in-Chief of Khalid Magazine-a publication for children by the Security Media- and learned about the magazine’s mission to foster positive concepts and values among children, thus playing a significant role in their cultural and security awareness development.

At the end of the visit, the People of Determination Empowerment Council at Dubai Police presented Maitha Yousuf with a commemorative gift, extending their heartfelt wishes for her continued excellence and success in her personal and academic endeavours.

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