The fourth edition of the World Police Summit (WPS) will take place from May 13-15 next year, under the theme “Designing the Future of Policing”.

The event will see security experts and law enforcement specialists explore the future of policing alongside the Fifth Industrial Revolution.

In recent years, WPS has established itself as a major platform for experts to share best practices and strengthen partnerships.

Key issues to be addressed at the 2025 summit include organized crime, cybercrime, money laundering and drug trafficking, as well as international cooperation in crime reduction.

Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Pioneering, said that through the upcoming summit, they aimed to create the future of policing in an environment technology-friendly, identifying the technological adoptions necessary for the security sector to achieve its strategic objectives with sustainable practices that improve quality of life

Brigadier General Saleh Al Hamrani, Deputy Director of the General Department of Excellence and Pioneering, said the summit will include a technology exhibition showcasing the latest supporting products, brainstorming sessions during which international police leaders will discuss pressing challenges and a launchpad providing startups with opportunities for accelerated growth in public safety.

Additionally, there will be specialist platforms for police and security officials to discuss current issues, space for entrepreneurs to network and propel their businesses, summit awards celebrating excellence in maintaining order, as well as a grand opening ceremony and a dinner promoting dialogue and partnerships.

“For three years, the summit has hosted more than 15,000 visitors, 8,000 conference delegates, 200 speakers, more than 100 police chiefs and 250 exhibiting companies from 44 countries, all brought together on one platform to deliver effective results and partnerships improving policing and security. working in communities,” explained Lieutenant Colonel Rashid Hamdan Al Ghafri, Director of the International Center for Criminal Sciences and Secretary General of the Global Police Summit.

Al Ghafri further highlighted the need to be ready and prepared to address emerging challenges based on rapid technological changes, including security in the digital age, bridging technology gaps, using multidimensional data, artificial intelligence, automated systems, etc.


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