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Dubai Police Fight Crime with World's Fastest Force

By: RTV/CBS
By: RTV/CBS

For the last two months the city that boasts the world's tallest building has been equipping its police force with patrol cars in keeping with the Gulf city's glitzy image.

After starting with a $400,000 Lamborghini and $300,000 Ferrari, the Dubai police will soon be adding the world's fastest street-legal car - the Bugatti Veyron - to bring the combined total value of supercars fleet to almost $4million.

Two female policewomen have already been selected to be part of the special sports cars patrol team who are the police's public face around Dubai's key tourist hotspots.

"These patrol cars are Dubai police security patrols for popular tourist areas like Boulevard Mohammed bin Rashid (Downtown), Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the Palm, these sorts of places," explained policewoman Badrya Salem AlSowaidi, one of the female duo assigned to cruise around in the Ferrari.

Dubai police said they have selected a further six women to patrol in the burgeoning fleet, but they still have to complete their training and exams. Until then these two women say they are bursting with pride at being the only female policewomen in the world to drive such high-powered cars.

"Of course I don't normally drive cars this powerful so when I drive this car I definitely feel a sense of pride, firstly because I am driving this type of car and also because it is for my job in the police," said Maryam Abdulhameed Zarooni.

Dubai Police admit the purpose of the eye-catching fleet is to attract tourists and to promote Dubai's image as the place to hold the Expo 2020.

Second lieutenant Khalifa Al-Falasi thinks the fleet also makes the police more approachable.

"It brings us closer to people because people greet you with a smile and are happy to see these sorts of cars patrolling," explained Al-Falasi.

Despite acquiring nine sports cars in just two months, with a $1.4 million Bugatti on the way the police have not ruled out expanding their collection.

So long as they're luxurious, expensive and fast Al-Falasi says Dubai police are interested in having them in the fleet.

The Dubai Police fleet also includes an Aston Martin One-77, a Bentley Continental GT, and a Mercedes SLS. All cars are green-and-white and decorated with the Dubai police insignia on the front hood.


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