MoI prepares security plan in Kuwait for Christmas and New Year’s Day

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900 patrol cars, 8,000 police officers to monitor roads, sites

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: The Ministry of Interior has prepared a comprehensive security plan, coinciding with the year-end holidays, for securing church celebrations on the Christmas Day and the beginning of the New Year, in addition to keeping pace with gatherings on New Year’s Eve, reports Al-Rai daily. In this regard, security sources revealed the distribution of about 900 patrol officers affiliated to the sectors of Rescue, Traffic, Public Security and Criminal Investigations, in addition to the distribution of about 8,000 uniformed police officers and officers wearing civilian clothes to places where festive gatherings take place.

People of various nationalities in the Holy Family Cathedral compound, after attending the Christmas Mass on Sunday

They said, “Instructions were issued by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, and the Undersecretary of the ministry Lieutenant General Anwar Al-Barjas to prepare a comprehensive security plan to keep up with the year-end holidays, secure celebrations, and monitor any negative and violating phenomena of public morals, as well as arrest anyone who does not abide by the law.”

They highlighted the readiness of the Ministry of Interior to deal with all security reports by distributing fixed points and foot patrol officers in all governorates in order to protect citizens and residents, ensure they enjoy the holidays safely and securely, and arrest all lawbreakers. The sources said, “The prominent sites that will be monitored by the police and where patrol teams will be intensified are chalets, farms, stables, desert areas, camps and Jaber Bridge. This is aimed to deter any behavior outside the law and contrary to public morals, or any disturbance to the people in the chalets, farms and camps. It is also aimed to ensure security presence in some vital locations such as commercial malls.

Also, field tours will be held by police leaders from all sectors to the sites where police officers are deployed in order to see the progress of work and security readiness and its application accurately.” On a related level, the Ministry of Interior has been coordinating with churches in the country by setting up a mechanism to regulate the movement of their visitors, setting up security barriers and gates to ensure the protection of the congregation, and ensuring the safe practice of their religious rituals. Arrangements were made by the Ministry of Interior with church officials, such as opening direct lines with them, closing some entrances and exits in the vicinity of churches, preventing the arrival of vehicles so as not to cause congestion, and providing vehicles to transport the elderly and people with special needs to and from the parking lots that have been allocated.

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