In a speech on the occasion of World Radio Day on 13 February 2023, His Excellency Major General Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police, stressed that local media, with its various forms, is a key partner of Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

His Excellency applauded its effective and influential role in maintaining communication with all segments of the community, disseminating security and traffic awareness, and offering familiarity with the views and trends of customers and partners.

His Excellency highlighted Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness to strengthen partnerships and collaboration with various local radio stations, applauding the role of broadcasters and their continuous and fruitful cooperation to deliver Abu Dhabi Police’s daily messages to listeners of different cultures.

Abu Dhabi Police has launched a new recording studio for the Security Media Department, Command Affairs Sector, on the occasion of World Radio Day, in order to enhance audio communications with the community and spread awareness on different police and security matters alongside the efforts of Abu Dhabi Police to boost security and safety in the emirate.

Brigadier Mohammed Ali Al Muhairi, Director of the Security Media Department, said: “The recording studio is one of the developmental projects in Abu Dhabi Police, in coordination with the Center for Strategy and Institutional Development. It serves the objectives of Abu Dhabi Police and its ongoing endeavour to diversify communication channels with the community.”

Al Muhairi pointed out the importance of the new studio at times of emergency to deliver alerts rapidly and broadcast traffic, community and other awareness messages. He highlighted organising specialised training courses for talented police individuals to present, prepare and direct programmes, and carry forward the approved practical training plan for university students.

Al Muhairi added that Abu Dhabi Police is keen to deliver daily messages and alerts at times of emergency and broadcast radio spots focused on security, community and guidance awareness of different social issues, such as the dangers and damage of drugs, abidance by traffic laws, prevention of crimes and the hazards of certain phenomena and behaviours.

The recording studio at Abu Dhabi Police will undertake several tasks, most importantly to record voiceovers for police documentaries and campaigns, radio interviews for police spokespeople, traffic and community awareness items, alerts, reports, news and other materials. The studio will be used to train university students and police talents, in addition to the archiving of recorded material.