Dubai Police introduces the first all-female SWAT squad

Female officers conquering specializations once dominated by men
Dubai Police introduces the first all-female SWAT squad
Dubai Polices first all-women SWAT team (Photo Credit: Dubai Police)

As part of its efforts to empower women across all policing disciplines, Dubai Police General Command has unveiled the force’s first all-women SWAT team.

The commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, reaffirmed that the force is proud of its female personnel, who are ambitious and eager to master every challenging field and specialization.

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“Our female officers defy the norm by conquering specializations and fields previously dominated by men,” Al Marri said. In fact, women have always been present in all departments of Dubai Police and have played critical civil and military roles. They have also held senior positions and have proudly represented the force in a variety of local, regional, and international forums and events.”

Additionally, during a meeting with the team, Al Marri commended the all-female SWAT team for their performance at the 5th Police Championship for Specialized Teams in Alrowayya, Dubai. He continued by saying that they significantly enhance the value of police work and serve as examples for their colleagues in terms of tenacity and excellence.

For his part, Brigadier Obaid bin Yarouf Al Ketbi, acting deputy director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency and chairman of the Organising Committee for the UAE SWAT Challenge 2023, said team members were selected based on a set criterion and their passion for working in this field.

Moreover, he highlighted that team members had undergone specialized instruction in all facets of SWAT missions, including tactical shooting, raids, snipers, and endurance.

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