Muscat: Hanan bint Khalfan Al Salimi, the first Omani woman to have been appointed Director of the Police Rescue Department, says it shows the trust that Omani women command, and how they support the country’s march towards progress.
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Speaking about the pride she feels while assuming her new responsibilities and the challenges that this role involves, Hanan is quite happy taking up the job.
“I feel proud of the significance that this position holds, and thank those who have given me with this responsibility,” Hanan added.
“I can work side by side with my male colleagues. Omani women today are ambitious in their work. They occupy the highest positions in the state and support our dear nation in advancing every day,” she stressed.
Al Salimi has always shown interest in the Police Rescue Department since it was launched under the Special Tasks Department.
She has worked on training and qualification programmes by undergoing specialised training programmes.
As a result of the department’s success in implementing these programmes, the initiative was also expanded to cover other police offices in the Sultanate.
The Rescue Police have been involved in many community events, ensuring security and regulating traffic.
They also conduct patrols around the event sites, be these festivals, sports events or national celebrations.
The Rescue Police also have an active presence at the Muscat Festival. They conduct regular on foot and mobile patrols, as well as deploy personnel at the festival sites for rapid intervention.