Dubai Police Cuts Electronic Evidence Processing Time from 27 to12 days

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With the implementation of a new workflow between the lab and police stations, the Electronic Forensics and Criminology Department of the Dubai Police was able to cut the processing time for "electronic evidence" cases from 27 days to 12 days, even for the most basic customer complaints and reports.

The Transformation of Electronic Evidence Processing at Dubai Police

The Dubai Police's Electronic Forensics and Criminology Department underwent a transformative process in recent years, revolutionizing the handling of electronic evidence cases. This overhaul led to a significant reduction in processing time, streamlining procedures, and enhancing overall efficiency.

Under the leadership of Major General Ahmed Bin Ghalita, Director of the General Department of Forensic Evidence and Criminology, the department embarked on a mission to identify and address existing challenges. Recognizing the need for improved efficiency in processing electronic evidence cases, the department conducted a thorough analysis of existing procedures.

Colonel Engineer and Expert Rashid Lootah, Director of the Electronic Forensic Evidence Department, spearheaded the initiative to revamp the department's workflow. By scrutinizing the timeline of electronic evidence procedures, which included tasks such as examining phones for social media cases and transcribing surveillance camera footage for minor complaints, Colonel Lootah and his team identified bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

The key to the department's success lay in its ability to transform challenges into opportunities for improvement. The department developed a new work process that prioritized speed and accuracy through meticulous analysis and innovative thinking. This involved the establishment of electronic evidence expert officers and technical officers within police stations, facilitating a seamless flow of information between field officers and forensic experts.

Reduced processing time, enhanced customer experience

The implementation of the new work process yielded remarkable results. The new work process significantly improved efficiency by slashing the processing time for electronic evidence cases from 27 days to just 12 days. Simple complaints and reports submitted by customers now undergo expedited processing, reducing the need for multiple visits and streamlining the overall experience for stakeholders.

The success of the Electronic Forensics and Criminology Department serves as a testament to the power of innovation and collaboration. Moving forward, the department remains committed to its mission of excellence, continuously seeking opportunities for improvement and embracing emerging technologies to stay at the forefront of forensic investigation.

The transformation of the Electronic Forensics and Criminology Department at Dubai Police represents a paradigm shift in the way electronic evidence cases are handled. Through strategic analysis, innovative thinking, and collaborative efforts, the department successfully reduced processing time, enhanced efficiency, and improved the overall customer experience. This remarkable achievement underscores the department's commitment to excellence and sets a precedent for future innovation in forensic investigation.

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