Influencing Police and Community Relations in Abu Dhabi with a Soft Power Approach during COVID-19

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Al Hanaee, M. and Davies, A. 2022. Influencing Police and Community Relations in Abu Dhabi with a Soft Power Approach during COVID-19. Policing. 16 (2), p. 249–259. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paac023
AuthorsAl Hanaee, M. and Davies, A.
Abstract

Soft power policing is emerging as the policing catch phrase in 2021 in part arising from multiple police–community relations challenges gaining an increasing public focus globally. This article presents the soft power
approach to policing engaged by Abu Dhabi police pre- and during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic
and the underpinning strategies and initiatives deployed to sustain community trust and confidence levels in Abu
Dhabi Police. A review of global indexes promotes Abu Dhabi Police as a world leader in police–community relations, an achievement sustained throughout the COVID-19 global crisis. This research explores the ways in which
achievements are impacted by a sustained and an all-encompassing policing approach that places soft power at the
centre of police and community relations.

JournalPolicing
Journal citation16 (2), p. 249–259
ISSN1752-4520
Year2022
PublisherOxford University Press
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paac023
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Deposited03 Nov 2023
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