For a society to be sustainable in the short run and in the long run, it needs to ensure that its members are safe from any dangers that might arise from within or outside of the society. To achieve this goal, all nations around the globe have developed various law enforcement agencies to guarantee security to its citizens as well as any other individual who might be within their jurisdiction.
In the Emirates, the Abu Dhabi Police is the main law-enforcing agency. However, due to its centralized organization structure and poor e-service technology, the force has failed to meet the needs and requirements of the people it serves. It has been recommended however, that the force adopts modern e-government mechanisms that will improve the efficiency of communication and accountability within the force.
The Abu Dhabi Police is the main law enforcement agency within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (Ghayur 1020). The police force is under the directives of His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister (Basu113). The vision of the Abu Dhabi Police is to ensure that it meets the needs of the public through effective training and integrity.
Thus, its core values are integrity, honesty, justice, and the respect of the rights of every individual irrespective of their race, religion, or background. The Abu Dhabi Police operates under the Ministry of Interior. However, to ensure that its operations are effective and efficient, it has collaborated with local, national, and international organizations to ensure that the law has been enforced to the latter, public safety is guaranteed, and law and order is maintained. These are essential factors that determine the peace and security of the Emirates.
To ensure that the operations of the police force are efficient, Abu Dhabi police force has adopted a centralized form of organization structure. The Commander General Ismail Khattab, heads the police force with the help of his deputy, Zainab Khadija. Below him are the department heads of various departments and service centers that are supported by their deputies in their operations.
Despite the fact that the Abu Dhabi Police has different department and service centers, it is the role of the Human Resource Department (HR) to ensure that the activities of all these departments lead to the realization of the goals and objectives of the police force. Daudi Zacharia heads the HR department.
With the help of his deputy, Ahmed Khalid, they ensure that the members of the Abu Dhabi police force are qualified, effectively trained for their respective roles, adhere to the ethics and rule of conduct of the police department.
The external environment of the Abu Dhabi police force comprises of the residents of Abu Dhabi, local, national, and international agencies. Thus, it is essential for the police force to ensure that its operations are effective and efficient for it to meet the diverse needs and requirements of its people as well as the international community.
The world is currently experiencing a lot of advancement in the field of information technology. It is due to this fact that the Abu Dhabi Police has found it necessary to integrate e-services in its operations. However, it has emerged that the police force is facing problems in maintaining its integrity as a result of several instances where confidential information has leaked to the public.
As a result of lack of accountability, transparency, and effectiveness, the police force has failed to meet the expectations of the public. According to the theory of organization, communication plays a significant role in the management of an organization (Gortner 41). Thus, with effective communication mechanisms, every individual within the firm will be accountable for their actions and the role that the play in the force (Harque 137).
To achieve this goal therefore, the police force will require adopt and incorporate modern e-government technology to ensure that communication within and outside the force is secure, effective and efficient (Seok-Eun 3). This will bring about a sense of accountability and integrity.
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