Under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Police College held a seminar in collaboration with the Community Policing Department under the title ‘Police and Society: Safety and Security are Responsibility of All.’

Major General Saad bin Jassem Al Khulaifi, Director of Public Security attended the opening event.

The two-day event will be attended by representatives of a number of General Directorates and Departments of the Ministry of the Interior, Qatar University and the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (Aman).

At the opening of the seminar, Brigadier Dr Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahna Al-Marri said that this seminar aimed at identifying the objectives and duties of the Community Police and its role in spreading security awareness that contributes to the reduction of crime and the stability of the society as well as the tools to achieve social security from its comprehensive perspective. The seminar focuses on the interactive role of the civil society with the security services in the field of community awareness and protection from the spread of destructive ideas and prevention of crime, reviewing various activities of the Police College and the Community Policing Department in the consolidation of the concepts of community police.

Police College Seminar

For his part, Colonel Sultan Mohammed Al Kaabi, Director of the Community Policing Department, said:

Through the seminar, we seek to strengthen the close integrated relationship between the police services and society in all its segments. We aspire through this relationship to consolidate the principle of cooperation and partnership between the police and society on the basis of trust and mutual respect.

One of the most important motives and the needs of the police community is to address issues and problems facing the community and the challenges arising from them, especially the challenges that have an impact on the family entity and the identity of the community and its moral and religious traditions.’

He also noted that the relationship of the police as a whole and especially of the Community Police to society stands on vision, mission and objectives that advance police performance in Qatar in a sophisticated work model.

The first session of the seminar was chaired by Brigadier General Dr Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahna Al-Marri, Director General of the Police College.

Lieutenant Colonel Hussain Aman Al Ali, Assistant Director of the Community Police Department presented his paper on ‘Tools for Achieving Social Security – From an Islamic Life Perspective.’

The second paper was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Jaber Mohammed Odaiba, Assistant Director of Traffic Awareness Department entitled ‘The Impact of Traffic Awareness on Achieving Road Safety.’

In the second session, chaired by Dr Jabr Hamoud Al Nuaimi, Director of the Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Police College, Captain Ayedh Muteea Al-Hababi, a member of the faculty of the Police College, presented the third paper entitled ‘The Role of Police College in Establishing Community Policing Concept.’

Dr Hamoud Al-Olaimat of the Department of Social Sciences at Qatar University presented the fourth paper entitled ‘Values and Community Security.’