Physical Security and ETD Course was held for the first time in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai, UAE. 11-15 Jan 2015: In collaboration with the British Embassy and the Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS) – educational wing of the Emirates Group Security, a 5-day Physical Security and ETD Course was held for the first time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 11th to 15th January 2015.

Participants from different departments in Emirates Group Security and Dubai Police attended the session. The course served as a prelude for similar initiative to be undertaken in the near future. This comes very timely given the prevailing security landscape that is facing the region and the civil aviation industry.

The Ceremonial graduation held at the Emirates Group Security Headquarters. The occasion was graced by HE Mr. Ed Hobart, Consul General of the United Kingdom to Dubai.

Commenting on the event, HE Mr. Ed Hobart said, “The UK Government has a very close working relationship with the Emirates Group and more so in the realm of aviation security. Emirates Group Security has been working closely with the British Embassy of many security initiatives which includes also the aspects of border protection and illegal immigration. This training course is just a testament of the good relationship that we have and the parties commitment towards heightening the barrier in aviation security in this challenging time.. “

Responding to the comment, Dr Abdullah Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President added , ”The collaboration between the British Government and CASS/Group Security in conducting this course will certainly help to sharpen the existing proficiency and knowledge on the aviation security response to the new and emerging challenges. We thank the UK Government for extending the training that was conducted by UK based instructors that been flown in specifically for this program. ”

Front Row - L To Right : Mr. Tony McDonald (Course Facilitator), seated Mr. Joss D Silva (VP, Risk & Security Planning) , Mr. Zack Zainal (Divisional Vice President- Group Security), HE Mr. Ed Hobart, Consul General of the British Embassy in Dubai, Mr. Gerrard Baker (Regional AVSEC Officer Liaison) , Standing Miss Claire Connell (Course Facilitator) & Mr. Fadhel Al Saadi (Training Manager Security Ground Training)