Trucial States: internal security and policing (excluding Abu Dhabi)

FO 1016/853 1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • The consultations between the Political Agency Dubai, Major J Briggs and Dr Tom Johnstone of the University of London on the training of prospective police officers in Arabic
  • The planned visit by a member of the security service to the Dubai Petroleum Company
  • The arrangements for A T Bevan, J I Burns, J K Humphreys and H J Pugsley to travel to Aden in order to receive training in Arabic language at the Command Arabic Language School
  • The plan for W B Peskett to join the other officers for language training in Aden
  • The assignment of officers P F Murch and Pugsley (Special Branch Dubai), Humphreys and William Victor Aubrey (Deputy Commandant at Dubai), D D Henchman and Peskett (Trucial Oman Scouts Sharjah), Burns (State Police Sharjah) and Bevan (State Police Ras Al Khaimah)
  • The contract between Peskett and Commander of the Trucial Oman Scouts (TOS)
  • A letter from Major Briggs of the Dubai Police Department to officer Humphreys at Aden
  • A draft contract between the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the police officers (excluding the TOS) recruited by the Ministry of Overseas Development
  • A letter from Political Agent in Dubai D A Roberts to the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi on details of Major Burns the prospective Commandant of Police
  • The departure of police officers Bevan, Burns, Humphreys, Pugsley and Peskett from Aden
  • The provision of all Trucial States orders and regulations to Commandants Burns and Bevan
  • The dismissal of the Supervisor of Education in Sharjah Walid Barzanji by the Kuwait State Office at the instigation of the UAR Educational Mission for his perceived anti-nationalism
  • The course reports for Humphreys, Peskett and Pugsley by Major Commandant A R P Burgess, Command Arabic Language School to the above-mentioned officers, 3 May 1967
  • The expenditures of the TOS Special Branch and Dubai Police Special Branch, March 1967
  • The expenditures of the Trucial States police forces special missions for June quarter 1967
  • The revision by Commandant Bevan of Ras Al Khaimah Police Force ordinance and regulation
  • The visit of Alexander Lloyd and his views on internal security of the southern Gulf States
  • A sketch map of the planned town developments in Dubai around the Agency compound.