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Abu Dhabi Police to Fight Crime with 3D Printing

3D Printing Industry reports on yet another investment into the world of 3D printing by the United Arab Emirates.  The Abu Dhabi Police Department has announced the launch of a 3D printing initiative, which will help law enforcement solve crimes.  This, according to the Emirates News Agency, which is the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates.

The Abu Dhabi Police Department says 3D printing will be applied primarily to help in the handling of evidence.  “3D printed dioramas could, for example, be used to help thoroughly assess a crime scene, or communicate to the court a series of events.”  Such tactics have been employed by police forces in West Yorkshire, UK and Cascade County, Montana, USA’s police force “are applying 3D scanning for crime scene investigation.”

Abu Dhabi Police Department’s Brigadier Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, who is also the Director of the Criminal Evidence Administration, will be spearheading the initiative.  Brigadier Al Hammadi “hopes to make 3D printed models helpful in training exercise, and customer service activities promoting the force.”

As Lt. Colonel Sulieman Al Kaabi, Director of Innovation and the Future adds: “forecasting the future is a key engine for Ab Dhabi Police’s efforts to address global trends, challenges, and opportunities through preventative scenarios and solutions.”

Image and Quotes Courtesy of 3D Printing Industry

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