A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed, which signals the intentions of both parties to drive perception in the region and increase interest in the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.
The Register was launched in 2011 by The Security Institute and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. Managed by the Institute, it aims to recognise and maintain high standards in individuals within the security industry.
Emma Shaw, chairman of The Security Institute, said the MoU provides an “excellent framework” on which the organisation can further promote their qualifications and learning programmes. The Institute has seen significant interest from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
“GCC countries have well established and highly professional security sectors and we have a growing membership in this region as well as many Syl members who regularly travel to the EMEA region on business. Therefore, forging closer ties with the Dubai Police makes perfect sense,” she added.
“This is the first MoU that we have undertaken and the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope to use it as a platform to work with other organisations in order to promote the art of security management and the benefits of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.”
A co-hosted networking event was held at the Dubai Police Academy to mark the MoU and further events, including a series of training skills development-focused seminars, are planned for the future.
Major General Dr Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, director general of the Dubai Police HQ, said the event was a “huge success” and ideal opportunity to network and exchange information on the threats faced in the region.
He added: “I’m delighted that our esteemed organisations will be working together more closely in the future.”