Today, Sunday, HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al- Hussein, president of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), and Director of Public Security, Major General AbeidAllah Maaitah, signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of enhancing joint cooperation in the field of providing the necessary facilitative arrangements and means of accessibility to enable persons with disabilities to access various Facilities of public security departments and units to enhance their access to the services provided.

His Highness stressed the importance of efforts with the aim of implementing accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities in police stations, correction and rehabilitation centers and in accordance with the code of building requirements for persons with disabilities, indicating that realizing the Kingdom's commitment  to  persons with disabilities requires developing the necessary implementation plans.

His Highness praised the successful and fruitful partnership with Public Security Directorate, including cooperation and coordination with the Command and Control Center, which resulted in the Kingdom winning the “Emergency Line for the Deaf 114” project in the Zero Project on Inclusive Education ICT Award, in which 18 countries participated, as the emergency line provides the service of  Direct visual communication with specialists within the command and control center, who have been trained to communicate using sign language, with the aim of facilitating ways for deaf people to communicate with official authorities in crises, emergencies and natural disasters.

His Highness appreciated the efforts and role of the Public Security Directorate for everything it offers in order to achieve the requirements of access to justice for persons with disabilities, in addition to the speed of response by the Directorate to achieve this according to clear time plans that reflect the sincere and true will for change.

For his part, the Director of Public Security stressed the keenness to provide security services to all citizens of the country, especially persons with disabilities as PSD is keen, through partnership with the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to provide the requirements for their access to all service delivery centers in the public security departments.

PSD director referred to the many steps that have been completed in this context, which made it easier for people with disabilities and saved their time and effort, indicating that the signing of the agreement today comes to complete joint work and build on those efforts and prepare a number of police stations and rehabilitation centers to be equipped well.

The Council also expressed its full readiness to provide technical support to cadres specialized in preparation in the directorates and units of Public Security, in addition to the agreement of the two parties to implement specialized training programs for cadres working in Public Security on human rights methodology and methods of effective communication with persons with disabilities.