Capital Police Station, the oldest security department in the country established to serve the whole city, moved to its new premises yesterday.
The state-of-the-art police station, located near the junction of B Ring Road and the Airport Road, was officially opened by H E Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of State for Interior Affairs (MoI) yesterday.
The opening ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff, Major-General Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah, Staff Major-General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, Director General of Public Security, Brigadier Abdul Aziz Al Ansari, Director of the Logistics Department, Brigadier Mohammed Saa'd Al Kharji, the Director of the Traffic and Patrolling Department and other senior officials from MoI.
Explaining the facilities and functions of the new headquarter, Colonel Ahmad Abdullah Al Houti, Director of the Capital Police, said, "The two-storey building combines both traditional and modern architecture. It is composed of an administrative block, a lock-up section where suspects remanded to police custody for questioning are lodged, and an auditorium."
(From right) Minister of State for Internal Affairs H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani; Brigadier Hazaa Al Shahwani of Emiri Guard and Chief of Staff Major-General Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah inside the new building of Capital Police.
The new police station is equipped with the latest technology, including a device used to combat economic crimes which is has being introduced to the GCC for the first time, disclosed Major-General Saad Al Khulaifi.
He said the ministry was constructing some eight new premises for security departments and other service rendering departments so as to meet the security requirements stemming from the country's growing population and the current construction boom. At least two premises are expected to be handed over next year. The location of the new buildings was planned based on the demographic data collected from the National Statistics Authority.
The telephone number of the new headquarters of the Capital Police is 4521111.