‘Rising crimes can be curtailed with prompt action, knowhow’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (KUNA): Emerging crimes can be deterred with security efforts armed with action as well as knowhow, affirmed the Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday. Facing these modern-age crimes and offenses also require application of advanced scientific methods in the security sector, added Lieut. Gen. Al-Fahad, in his address to a group of visiting students from the Police Academy in Jordan, according to a press release by the Security Information Department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Emerging crimes, as a general definition, cover cybercrime, children sexual abuse, environmental crime and trafficking in cultural property along with piracy, an old form of crime which has re-surfaced in the modern times in some parts of the world, particularly at sea. The MoI Undersecretary in his statement to the would-be officers underlined necessity of cooperation “with the brothers in all Arab States including Jordan in various sectors particularly training.” He also noted need for organizing further reciprocal visits and expertise swap for promoting the security sector.

Elaborating, Lieut. Gen. Al-Fahad stressed on necessity of maintaining the Kuwaiti-Jordan ties in general, and at the security level in particularly, noting that the two countries regularly hold joint training courses, singling out Amman’s aid for Kuwait for training the Kuwaiti policewomen. For his part, the head of the Jordanian delegation, Brigadier General Amer Al-Jaafrah, the chief police in the Jordanian governorate, Al-Mefreq, expressed gratitude to the Undersecretary and the MoI officers for providing the Jordanian delegation with all possible facilities, noting their mission in the country dealt with practical, field and theoretical matters.

More than 300 Kuwaiti female citizens have joined the women police squad, formed more than seven years ago. In addition of clamping down on cyber-crimes and offenses, Kuwait has also established the environmental police, imposing penalties for harmful acts to the environment, the wildlife or smoking at public places namely shopping malls.

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