The Security Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Police that outlines the intention of both parties to work together to enhance the status and perception of the security management profession. This collaboration is part of The Security Institute’s commitment to developing and promoting the highest standards of training, education and best practice throughout the security sector. As a result, it has seen significant interest in its activities throughout the countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which incudes UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. ‘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,’ stated Emma Shaw, Chairman of The Security Institute. A co-hosted networking event took place earlier this year at the Dubai Police Academy, where members of The Security Institute and the Dubai Police were joined by a number of the region’s security professionals. As well as further networking events, plans are underway for a series of training and skills development focused seminars.