Dubai: Dubai Police announced over the weekend that it will develop and equip 2,000 patrols with smart devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and latest technological systems, as part of its “Smart Patrol” project.

The project aims to keep abreast of technological developments worldwide.

The Smart Patrols project includes installing vehicle panel recognition, panel control, contact chip, fingerprint recognition, electronic tracking devices, road monitoring systems, driver recognition readers and smart screens.

Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, director-general of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police, said the Department of Artificial Intelligence is transforming traditional patrols into smart ones in line with the latest international developments. Vehicle fleet management systems will be implemented to improve efficiency and productivity, which would make a qualitative shift in receiving reports. This is in line with the directives of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, to develop smart patrols that contribute effectively to maintaining Dubai’s security and to provide them with the latest equipment.

He added that the smart patrols will operate based on AI technology by transferring all data to special operation rooms. The project will be implemented in two phases. The first one will cover 2,000 civil, service and military patrols and will be completed this year while the second phase will cover all vehicles, motorcycles and boats, which is due to be completed by 2020.