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Historical Brief
Sharjah Police was established first time under the name of General Security and Police Force till 1967. Sharjah ruler the departed H.H. Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi issued a decree to establish the force. First, the force started as a local department affiliated to and directed by Sharjah Ruler, it was supervised by police station and general security chief. This position which was assumed by H.H. Sheikh Saqar Bin Mohd. Al Qasimi and Sharjah Police Director committed to one of Sharjah’s qualified citizen Colonel/ Abdullah Juma Al Saree, as well as Sharjah ruler assigned Mr. Burner from Oman British Coast to supervise and train the force in addition to Mr. Abdullah Juma Al Saree as his assistant. In 1971 of raising the United Arab Emirates, according to this the Ministry of Interior was established regarding the new federal system. Further more, H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member f Federal Supreme Council, Sharjah ruler issued a decree to merge all general security and police departments in Sharjah city to Ministry of Interior. In order to perform its duties in Sharjah city area which is and performed and supervised by Director General of Police on behalf of H.H. Sharjah Ruler and His Excellency Minister of Interior. The General Directorate of Sharjah Police nowadays constitutes of several specialized departments in different security and police fields as well as referred units in addition to east region police directorate which consists of Korfakhan, Kalba, Diba Al Hisn cities out the East Coast for the Emirate. In 1995 in accordance to what has been submitted by Sharjah Police, the Cabinet has approved the decision No. (3)of the year 1995 to upgrade the Sharjah Police to be a general directorate to include nine qualitative departments , accordingly in 1996 Sharjah Police was rearranged ( which became Sharjah Police Headquarters) as per ministerial decision No. 498 of the year 1996 that led to a qualitative shift in police organization, duties and work style. It has been modernized to meet the contemporary changes of its era assuming the burdens of security and safety sustainability that the emirate used to enjoy since its early times. On the other hand the police may take benefits from the latest methodologies to undertake its responsibilities of facing modern styles of crimes that recently spread out.
Last updated: 12-12-2017
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