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The UAE Ministry of Interior is in charge of Law enforcement (and) is also
responsible for maintaining the prisons, under the Corrections Department. Under
this Ministry, is also the Immigration Department. The responsibility of each
emirate of the UAE; each emirate's police force is responsible for matters
within their own borders, but they routinely share information with each other
on various areas. The forces also each have units to deal with protests, riot
control or heavily armed suspects.
Sources: https://www.moi.gov.ae/en/About.MOI/genericcontent/about.moi.aspx, https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/entities-responsible-for-security-and-safety-in-the-uae/ministry-of-interior, https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/litigation-procedures/criminal-cases-/role-of-police-and-public-prosecution and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates.
Its flag is the coat of arms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UAE_Armed_Forces_Coat_of_Arms.svg) over a white horizontal flag and below the inscription in Arabic (English: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior) as seen here:
http://www.gdocd.gov.ae/images/news/i848654.jpg (source: http://www.gdocd.gov.ae/news.php?id=69)
The (Federal) Police, labeled as a paramilitary force in the UAE, comes under the Ministry of Interior. They are one of the two armed components (the other being the Armed Forces).
For additional information go to MOI (Ministry of Interior): https://www.moi.gov.ae/
Esteban Rivera, 8 November 2018
image by Jaume Ollé, 7 April 2007
The script on the flag image states "ash-Shurta," meaning
Joe McMillan, 22 March 2007
I was in Dubai in December 2006 and took some photos of the police flag and
emblem I found there. You will see from this
photo that the police flag has a green, not blue, background with the emblem
in yellow. I was in more than one Emirate and saw the same police flag flying in
Emirates other than Dubai, so I assumed it was the UAE Police flag and emblem,
rather than being for a specific emirate.
Bruce Berry, 22 March 2007
Dubai Police rolled out a new logo today, including a new flag. An image of the
flag was temporarily, though the details were not tremendously clear. The
is no longer available.
Dave Fowler, 5 January 2018
image by Jaume Ollé, 7 April 2007
According to Crampton 1989a, p. 83, the flag of the
United Arab Emirates police is "blue with national flag in the canton and police badge in the fly".
Randy Young, 9 February 2001
The question arises
about the blue flag with canton and badge reported by Crampton 1989a
(see above) - was it an erroneous report, an obsolete flag, or an ensign just
for police vessels (the latter just conjecture on my part, but the pattern does
Ned Smith, 23 March 2007
About the UAE police flag I suspect that the flag can be blue without the
federal flag in canton, but I'm not sure. Others flags were changed by moving
the federal flag out of the canton.
Jaume Ollé, 7 April 2007
I recently saw a photo of a parade of the Female Police in Abu Dhabi, and they bear a
flag as that of Nigeria, but it probably is the flag of the
Women Police of the United Arab Emirates.
Jaume Ollé, 14 June 1999