RIT Dubai and Dubai Police Sign Strategic Partnership

New agreement mandates collaboration in education, consultancy, and research

Dubai-UAE: 16th July, 2017 – RIT Dubai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police. The agreement opens doors for collaboration between the two parties towards boosting the knowledge, skills, and expertise of police officers serving the emirate of Dubai.

Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO of Operations and Client Affairs at DSOA, and Major General Dr Al Salal Saeed Al Falasi, Director of the Department of Administrations at Dubai Police, signed the MoU at a ceremony at the Dubai Police headquarters.

The agreement explores a range of areas of cooperation including joint research and consultancy projects, coop internship placements and subsidized fees for police on professional, bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Dr Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT-Dubai, said: “We are delighted to join hands with Dubai Police, and welcome their employees to engage with our esteemed academicians on a range of topics. We believe this expansion of our student pool will boost diversification of knowledge and points of views, ultimately enhancing the experience gained when joining RIT-Dubai. Being a preferred education partner to one of the most esteemed police forces in the world is testament to the world-class offerings available at the university.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, said: “We are proud of the progresses made by RIT Dubai in boosting its position as a preferred educational and knowledge partner for Governmental and private entities in Dubai. This MoU speaks volumes of the expertise and knowledge that is ready to be shared with those interested in benefiting from the holistic programs available at the university.”

He added: “Since its establishment in 2008, DSOA has been committed to supporting RIT-Dubai in its journey of growth. Today, we reiterate this commitment by working closely with various entities in the public and private sectors in boosting local talent with the required skillset and expertise, in line with global standards, ultimately strengthening the UAE’s position on an international scale. We take this opportunity to congratulate Dubai Police on this distinct partnership that we are confident will offer long-term benefits.”

Major Al Falasi emphasized the keenness of Dubai Police to strengthen synergies with universities across the UAE and support their journey of academic excellence. He spoke highly of global institutions such as RIT Dubai, both in the quality of education and training offered and in boasting high-caliber faculty and teaching staff. He said the campuses foster creativity and will boost the competitiveness of Dubai’s police officers and ensure they are on par with their international counterparts, as envisioned by the leadership of the Dubai Government and wider UAE.

He added: “This agreement is part of the ESAAD program that aims to achieve the highest levels of happiness within the Dubai Police force through developing an innovative and stimulating work environment. The partnership will also contribute to the Dubai Police strategy of providing best-in-class services that exceed expectations and enhances employee happiness, ultimately increasing the satisfaction and well-being of the community.”

Present at the signing were Major Mohammed Al Asmawi, Acting Director of Employee Happiness in the HR Department, First Lieutenant Hussein Al Jaziri, Head of the Office of the Assistant Director of the Department of Administrations, from Dubai Police as well as senior staff from RIT Dubai.