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Abbreviations & Glossary

Page last updated: September 20, 2021


Term Description
UAE United Arab Emirates
President President of the United Arab Emirates
MOI Ministry of Interior
Minister Minister of Interior
Undersecretary of the Ministry Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior
Armed Forces the State’s Armed Forces
General Directorate of Police  the General Headquarters or General Directorate of Police in each emirate.
Force members Officers, non-commissioned officers, constables and guards.
Officer Any member of the uniformed service who holds the rank of Lieutenant at least
Constable Anyone who is lower in rank than a non-commissioned officer.






International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) 


The European Police Office (Europol) 


GCC Police Force (GCC-Pol)

ISNR International Conference for Security and National Resilience
VGT Virtual Global Taskforce
EPM Enterprise Project Management
BSC Balance Score Card
BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer)
RSS Really Simple Syndication
UDB Unified DataBase
G2C Government to consumer
G2E Government to employee
G2B Government to Business 
G2G Government to Government

Federal Law No. (11) of 2009 concerning Martial Law

Term Description
Federal Law No. (11) of 2009 concerning Martial Law
Martial Law a set of exceptional rules and procedures taken by the State in emergency circumstances; and allows the State to temporarily suspend all or some of the applicable laws in order to ward off the dangers affecting the State.
Executive Authority the body responsible for overseeing the legislative, judicial and executive affairs in the State upon announcing the implementation of Martial Law; which shall be defined by a federal decree required for declaring Martial Law
Courts-Martial temporary courts established by orders of the Executive Authority to look into the crimes committed under Martial Law; it is of two types (General Court-Martial, and Special Court-Martial).

Federal Law No. (37) of 2006 On Private Security Companies

Term Description
Federal Law No. (37) of 2006 On Private Security Companies
Competent Authority a Department or Section at the Ministry or the General Directorate of Police who is competent in the handling, supervision and follow-up with the work of private security companies.
Company the security company, institution, or any government agency that provides security service either independently or along with other activities.
Training Institute the security training institute, school, or center approved and licensed by the Ministry or the General Directorate of Police.

Federal Law No (12) of 1976 On the Police & Security Force

Term Description
Federal Law No (12) of 1976 On the Police and Security Force
Student A student, who is accepted at one of the Police colleges, institutes, academies, universities or Higher Colleges of Technology; and obtains a two-year diploma.
Medical Committee The Committee provided for under the instructions of the Ministry of Health.

Cabinet Resolution No. (24) of 2012

Term Description
Cabinet Resolution No. (24) of 2012 Concerning Regulating Civil Defense Services in the State
General Directorate the General Directorate of Civil Defense.
Director General the Director General of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in the emirate.
System the e-system for monitoring buildings and facilities, linking them to operation rooms and vehicles of the General Directorate.
Facilities all companies and institutions licensed to practice any economic or professional activity.
Buildings all buildings used for residential or office or storing purposes in the State.
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