The establishment of the UAE on the 2nd of December 1971 has expressed the people’s will to achieve unity, prosperity, and progress as well as endeavor to get strength and dignity. Also the unification of security in the country has come as a real expression of the unity of the UAE territory and people.
The setting of the Ministry of Interior came immediately thereafter as it was considered one of the essential federal authorities where the full integration of police and security systems is still one of its vital and important targets.
At its establishment, at the beginning of the creation of the UAE federation, the Ministry of Interior was led by elite officials like H.H. Sheikh Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the first Minister of Interior; later Hmooda bin Ali became the state Minister for Internal Affairs then the Minister of Interior.
During that period, the Ministry, police and security systems saw substantial developments which helped raise their level and capabilities and provided stability and security in all parts of the country.
In early 1993, H.E staff Lt.General Dr.Mohammed Saeed Al Badi , became Minister of Interior as he was keen to define and implement a lot of principles and values which assisted the Ministry to fulfill its obligations and duties efficiently in all different security fields .
The large-scale development which the UAE witnessed during recent years has lead to the increase of policemen’s duties and responsibilities which require developing all methods and capabilities as well as establishing a modern police system equipped with efficiency and ability to fight crime and provide security , stability and safety for all citizens and residents in the UAE.
The Ministry of Interior which is keen to achieve this noble goal believes that security and stability constitute a necessity for people and constitute a corner stone for achieving progress and development in the country. To fulfill this , the Ministry has adopted a new method based on scientific rules to develop human and material capabilities in order to keep pace with the comprehensive development the UAE enjoys in all fields .
Considered as one of the most important federal establishments in the UAE, the Ministry of Interior plays a prominent and effective role in enhancing security and stability, achieve a secured society and keep security and order and decrease the crime levels as well as participating in achieving justice through adopting law by professional policemen.
Since the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, the Ministry of Interior has expanded its duties and responsibilities to cover immigration and residence affairs, traffic control as well as providing protection and safety for the installations and properties. In addition, the Ministry has a clear vision to achieve its targets through efforts to develop its security systems to be more effective at the field level, and this vision is based on four factors:
Understanding the needs and necessities of the local society.
Principals and values which govern society.
Renewal and innovation.
Capability and efficiency.
To achieve and activate its vision, Ministry of Interior is equipped with values of Islam and Arab traditions which could be summarized in the following points:
Honesty, integrity and paying interest to the human rights.
Providing all society members with just and equal services.
Treating people with respect and kindness.
Encouraging the spirit of team work.
Endeavour to be excellent in all duties and responsibilities.
The Ministry of Interior has adopted a clear strategy to achieve its targets and to make
Its vision comes true at the field level, and this could be done through the followings:
Exerting all efforts to provide security for all people living in the UAE.
Building confidence among all categories in society.
Improving performance and services quality.
Using resources to provide the best standard of value.
Developing the Ministry’s gifted employees to achieve the profession’s targets.
Enhancing the concepts of honesty, integrity and good manners.
Supplying equipment, systems buildings, installations and technology which help to introduce more effective Services.
The Ministry of Interior has managed within a short time to build its security systems and define responsibilities and specialities which helped to achieve stability and protect society from all kinds of crime.
The Ministry also has adopted a coordinated and an administrative method and in the same time allocated all its available resources to provide its employees with modern knowledge, experience and latest technology in order to be able to keep security and safety in the UAE society through honest implementation of its strategy and vision.
The Ministry of the Interior in the United Arab Emirates has always been through all the different departments and sectors throughout the country to achieve security and safety of the highest levels, where the crime rate is very low rate of almost non-existent, which in turn is reflected to the hearts of citizens and the state, residents and visitors, sense of security and safety and comfort and confidence is the character in the UAE.
Characterized by the Interior Ministry and departments of