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Gemalto opens centre of excellence for Royal Oman Police

Centre of Excellence will train police staff on electronic ID and passport processes

Gemalto opens centre of excellence for Royal Oman Police
The centre of excellence will help train police personnel in the issuance of electronic passports and ID cards.

Gemalto has opened a Centre of Excellence in Oman, to train Royal Oman Police (ROP), personnel on electronic ID and passport technologies.

The centre, which is located on ROP premises, is designed for sharing knowledge and best practice to train ROP staff on technologies and issuance processes associated to eIDs and ePassports for the Sultanate’s citizens.

The centre is equipped with the latest Gemalto technology and back-end systems needed to issue both documents. Gemalto will train ROP trainers who will pass the knowledge to their front-desk personnel.

“Over the years, Gemalto consistently supported us being a pioneer in our region when it comes to government programs,” said Major General Sulaiman Al-Harthy, Assistant Inspector General for the Royal Oman Police. “Gemalto’s ability to offer a pooling documents infrastructure puts us in a unique position to deliver the best experience to our citizens.”

“Oman has been a leader in implementing advanced eGovernment solutions, being the first country in the GCC to issue its citizens with electronic ID cards in 2002, in cooperation with Gemalto” said Hisham Surakhi, Senior Vice President for Government Programs in the Middle East at Gemalto. ”The newly built Centr of Excellence, coupled with its state-of-the-art technology will further help Oman achieve their digital vision for the country.”

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