The academy of the Ajman Police General Headquarters has launched a new initiative seeking to improve the health and hygiene-awareness among its officers.

The Ajman Police Academy, based in the UAE, announced its ‘Health Platform’ scheme in a bid to help it achieve its aim of enhancing customer satisfaction, built on the Ministry of the Interior’s goal of providing high-standard services.

The programme will feature health and medical consultations with officers for up to a year, delivered by eminent health clubs such as Body and Soul Health Club and Dr Nutrition Centre.

Colonel Abdullah Saeed Rashid Al Nuaimi, director of the Ajman Police Academy, welcomed the forward-looking move, stating it marked the academy’s desire to reinforce the efforts made to ensure the safe health of its participants.

He added that Ajman Police had also set up a range of sports and health programmes for employees through signing agreements with partners, one of which was made with the Ajman Medical Zone to ensure examination units and a medical team worked with the academy.

He urged all young officers to make the most of the initiative in order to improve satisfaction and achieve better results.

The police academy’s announcement came after a delegation of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) visited the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions last month to follow up its sports programmes earlier organised in the department’s centres.

The delegation, which visited as part of the health and fitness-promoting Hamdan Bin Mohammed Community Sports Initiative, included Saeed Hareb, secretary general of Dubai Sports Council, and Nasser Aman Al Rahma, the council’s assistant secretary general.

The DSC’s programme is in its third year and seeks to ease the integration of inmates back into the community, promoting healthier sports environments and helping them find income once they finish their prison sentences.