10th Annual International Police Symposium Connects Law Enforcement Agencies from Around the Globe: Police officers from around the world, including Boston Police Superintendent Robert Merner, traveled to Dubai to share their experiences, knowledge and strategies at a three-day conference designed to strengthen and support law enforcement agencies in their efforts to protect and serve the citizens of their respective countries and communities. Said Merner: “For the BPD, it’s all about learning and being the best police department we can be. If there’s an effective crime-fighting strategy or plan yielding positive results in another part of the world, we want to know about, adopt it and make it our own it if enables us to protect and serve the citizens of Boston in a more effective and efficient manner.”
This year’s police symposium featured speakers and participants from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Holland, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and, of course, Boston.
Said Dubai Police Chief Major General Khamis Al Muzeina: “The whole world has become like a small village due to modern technology. Everything can be connected and transported. We are committed to working together to find alternatives and solutions that contribute to police efforts to protect people and their rights.”