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Dubai Police & INDEX to organize the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition Starting Sunday
(28 March 2017)
Under the theme of "Digital Forensic Science"


 

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation, expressed the Dubai Police’s keenness to get up-to-speed on the latest discoveries and developments in the field of crime control, to support the specialized scientific cadres with the latest technology, and to apply the best international standards in its criminal laboratories at its forensic science and criminology facility, considered to be one of its kind in the Middle East.

This came during a press conference held at the Dubai Police HQ, where Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri announced the first edition of the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition, held under the theme: “Digital Forensic Science”, in cooperation with INDEX Conferences and Exhibition.

The press conference was also attended by Major-General Dr. Ahmad Eid Al Mansouri, Director-General of Dubai police’s Forensic Science and Criminology Department, and his deputy Colonel 1st Expert Ahmad Mattar Al Muhairi;  Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Emirates Forensic and Chairman of INDEX Holding; Dr. Fouad Ali Tarbah, Director Training Research & Development Department in Dubai Police and Head of the Scientific Council; Butti Ahmad bin Darwish Al Falasi , Director of Dubai Police Security Media ; and a number of senior officers and members of the press.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri explained that the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition will run from next Sunday at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, and concludes on Tuesday. He emphasized that the conference will form an international scientific platform where the best minds in forensic sciences and criminology will convene to discuss the most recent researches, studies, and technologies. This assembly will eventually leverage this specialty in the region, while the conference and exhibition will support the forensic evidence and criminology sector on the local level, through the scientific participations of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, Public Prosecutors, and Law Courts. The event also caters to university students, giving them the opportunity to learn about the latest researches and technologies, and to present their research papers. The event will also highlight the work of Dubai Police Forensic Evidence Dept. 

Moreover, Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri stressed that the forensic evidence and criminology science is forever advancing, in response to crime evolution and criminals devising unheard-of methods and tools to commit their crimes, which requires thinking ahead of them and advancing our tools and methodologies. This is the corner stone of solving the mystery of any criminal case with conclusive evidences based on scientific proofs.

He added: “This scientific gathering will attract prominent experts in the field of forensic evidence and criminology, in addition to specialists from reputed organizations known for cracking the hardest of cases and solving the most complicated crimes. The event will also review scientific papers covering all aspects of forensics, which will eventually leverage the quality of service, and facilitate learning about the latest criminal techniques and cases from around the world. In doing so, we aim to keep improving and to be accurate and precise when analyzing and studying criminal cases and crimes.”

A specialized academic platform
For his part, Major-General Dr. Ahmad Eid Al Mansouri, Director-General of Dubai Police’s Forensic Science and Criminology Department said: “This conference is among the leading events that gathers experts from the east and the west, in an academic meeting that will highlight the various challenges facing the science of criminology. He noted that the number of members of the International Scientific Council has reached 44 international experts from around the world, who work as heads of international organizations of forensic sciences and forensic labs, from: USA, UK, Scotland, France, Germany, Australia, Austria, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Romania and South Korea, as well as scientists from the GCC and experts from the United Arab Emirates.”

Major-General Ahmad Al Mansouri added that the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition would enable the developing countries to learn about the latest studies, researches, and techniques related to forensics and crime. The event will also motivate young and creative minds to improve their skills and participate in this meeting.

Limitless support for experts
Major-General Ahmad Al Mansouri assured that Dubai Police provides endless support to forensic experts, by giving them the chance to participate in international forums to facilitate the transfer of expertise, and help them to excel in solving hard cases and to reach justice by implementing the highest global standards while performing lab tests. This initiative continues with the launch of an annual conference dedicated for forensics that was named the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition. This annual meeting will attract leading and prominent forensic experts and scientists to share their papers and researches, and to transfer their knowledge and expertise to their counterparts in the UAE and neighboring countries. This forum will cover a large region in the Middle East and North Africa, due to the excellent geolocation of Dubai, and its logistics and infrastructure that enable Dubai to successfully host such scientific conferences, forums and meetings.

Innovation of young scientists
Colonel 1st Expert Ahmad Mattar Al Muhairi pointed out that the scientific committee of the conference, which includes a huge list of leading forensic experts, has provided all the required support to the International Scientific Council, where they chose the best of the submitted papers to be displayed during the event, organized the workshops, and provided all the required equipment for those workshops to guarantee their success and smooth operation. They have also set aside valuable prizes for best participations in the Young Scientist Award Competition. This comes in line with the UAE’s initiative to unleash the potential of the youth and to include them in the making of the UAE’s future. The scientists’ awards will go to the best scientific paper presented in year 2016-2017, the best scientific poster presented at the conference, and the best study. Thus, the Emirates Forensic Conference is one of the first international forums that give young people the opportunity to innovate and show their skills globally.

Al Muhairi added that the event would credit all attendees, be it students, teachers, and doctors 15 accredited hours. 
Commenting on the exhibition, Al Muhairi said that fact that e-crime has been on the rise calls for more innovative forensics methods and gadgets. Therefore, the event organizers sought an opportunity to share the latest technologies and patterns used in forensics. 



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