Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will meet with authorities in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Credit: Getty Images Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will meet with authorities in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
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NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will be in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for a meeting with police there.

 

New York City's top cop will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange training and information between the two agencies.

 

The NYPD has similar MOUs with 10 other cities around the world, establishing connections that authorities have said are an integral part of New York's counterterrorism efforts.

 

The relationship between the NYPD and Abu Dhabi has existed since 2009, when New York City's finest first began sharing best practices and curriculum with the Abu Dhabi Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (formerly known as the Critical National Infrastructure Authority).

 

Kelly signed a similar MOU with French authorities in June. The NYPD Intelligence Division also works with law enforcement agencies in Tel Aviv, Israel; Amman, Jordan; Toronto, Ontario; Montreal; Paris; Lyon, France; Madrid; London; Singapore; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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