Aston CRISIS Centre provides training to senior police officers in the United Arab Emirates
The UAE is in the midst of a bold diversification strategy as its economy is shifted from solely oil producing to a thriving tourist destination. Innovations in Abu Dhabi include the construction of museums curated by the Louvre and Guggenheim, construction of world class golf courses and a massive investment in the construction of a street based motor sport circuit which will host the Grand Prix in November. Against this backdrop the police force finds itself in the unaccustomed position of providing
security to major international events, international VIPs and very large increases in the number of tourists. Dr Patrick Tissington provided the first in a series of training events aimed at bringing all ranks of police officer up to date in the latest thinking in major public event planning
and crisis management techniques. Future plans involve similar training for the UAE Army officers and government officials.