As His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues to champion women in this region, a groundbreaking appointment has been made in Dubai.

The very first female duty police officer has been appointed at the Naif Police station in the emirate.

The Emirati police officer, Lieutenant Nouf Khaled Ahli, graduated from the Dubai Police Academy in the first fleet of the female candidates for the emirate’s police force.

And now, Lieutenant Ahli holds the title of duty police officer – the first female to hold this title in Dubai.

Upon her appointment, the newly qualified cop shared her pride in being able to now work for the authorities in Dubai.

“I feel very proud to be working at Dubai Police, which enjoys a global reputation, thanks to its world-class achievements,” she said. “Working at Dubai Police is like a dream for many people seeking excellence, creativity and innovation.

“In addition to providing a unique work environment, Dubai Police supports its staff on all levels and empowers female cadres through launching initiatives and programmes that all aim to develop their capabilities and skills across various disciplines.”

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