Lessons for Middle east police

Police officers from the Middle East will be coming to Aberdeenshire to learn some tricks of the trade.

The international party,from Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, will meet some of Grampian police’s finest and will hear of how “back to basics” policing has lead to a drop in voilent crime and anti-social behaviour across the region.

The three man delegation will be made up of General Majid Alzoman and Brigadier Saad Al-Ghamdi both from the Saudi Arabia Police Force and Major Saif Al-Zaabi of the Abu Dhabi Police Service.

Commander for Aberdeen Division, Chief Superintendent Adrian Watson said: “Policing in the North-east has it’s own unique challenges such as the offshore industry and royal residences but concepts such as the community engagement that the local policing team model is built on can be applied effectively anywhere whether that is here or abroad.”

“Despite the positive results we have achieved here in recent years, we are always looking to improve further and it is always beneficial to share ideas with officers from other areas of the UK, Europe or even further afield.”

It will be the third international delegation of police officers to visit Grampian police this year.