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Dubai Police reveals first all-women SWAT squad

Dubai Police reveals first all-women SWAT squad

Female officers are breaking the norm by conquering specialisations that were dominated by men, says Dubai Police commander-in-chief

Dubai Police's first all-women SWAT team photo courtesy Dubai Police_facebook

Dubai Police General Command has revealed the force’s first all-women SWAT team, as part of its efforts to empower women across all policing disciplines.

Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, reaffirmed that the force is proud of its female personnel, who are ambitious and eager to master every challenging field and specialisation.

He said: “Our female officers break the norm by conquering specialisations and fields that were dominated by men. In fact, women in Dubai Police have always been present across all departments and have played vital civil and military roles. They have also held senior ranks and proudly represented the force in many local, regional and international forums and events.”

SWAT team praised for their efforts

During a meeting with the all-women SWAT team, Al Marri praised the team for their results during the 5th Police Championship for Specialised Teams in Alrowayya, Dubai. He added that they constitute a significant added value to the police work and are role models for their peers towards perseverance and excellence.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Obaid bin Yarouf Al Ketbi, acting deputy director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency and chairman of the Organising Committee for the UAE SWAT Challenge 2023, said team members were selected based on a set criterion and their passion for working in this field.

“They have received specialised training covering every aspect of SWAT missions, including tactical shooting, raids, snipers and endurance,” he said.

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