Excessive, or Necisary?
When most people envision Dubai, they think of luxury hotels, sparkling skyscrapers and excessive amounts of wealth. So when we discovered how lavishly the city’s elite police force operated, we can’t say we were surprised. Under the jurisdiction of the ruler of Dubai, the 15,000 member strong force covers a vast 4,114 square kilometers and a population of over 2 million people. To do so, they drive some of the most beautiful cars you have ever laid your eyes upon. While the average police car in America is a tired-looking sedan, Dubai cops are rolling around in Lamborghinis and Ferraris that can go over 200 miles an hour. For an only fifty-year-old force that boasted just 29 members in 1956, its level of modernity in 2015 is astounding.
There are 10 police stations spread across Dubai and officers are easily recognizable in the standard uniform of a green shirt with a red banner running under the left arm. They couple this with a dark green beret, green pants and black boots. Female officers typically wear the uniform with a headscarf, as Dubai is an Islamic nation. Both sexes carry semi-automatic handguns and have access to a wide variety of weapons including shotguns, rifles, flash grenades and tasers.
Becoming a member of Dubai’s police force is considered an elite privilege, as the level of education they must complete before attaining their badge is worthy of the highest international standards. The force’s fleet of cars are painted white and dark green and are easily recognizable by the website and e-mail address printed on them. If you’re ready to endure serious automobile envy, read on to discover some of Dubai’s most badass police vehicles.
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