DGSN Open Days Attract Record 2,120,000 Visitors

22 May 2024
DGSN Open Days Attract Record 2,120,000 Visitors


The 5th edition of the Directorate General of National Security’s (DGSN) Open Days, held on May 17-21 in Agadir, attracted 2,120,000 visitors, a record compared with previous editions.

In a statement, the DGSN said that this edition saw record daily attendance, peaking over the weekend of May 18 and 19 with more than 1,400,000 visitors, mainly students from 845 schools, along with representatives of more than 1,242 civil society associations and correspondents from 170 national and local media.

In addition to the massive influx of people from Agadir, Inezgane, Ait Melloul and the neighboring cities of Taroudant, Tiznit, Tata, Essaouira and Tafraout, the DGSN provided an application enabling a virtual tour of all the event venues.

The DGSN also launched the “JPO POLICE” application, which is available on the most popular platforms and can be downloaded to cell phones and tablets to view the event program, as well as the various practical and educational activities and professional demonstrations planned.

According to the same source, the Directorate General of National Security also used its official social network accounts to ensure direct transmission of the various activities, which attracted over 25 million views, in addition to providing the data needed to produce 1,097 reports for the various media.

The event also featured 58,000 m2 of exhibition area, including 10,000 m2 covered, with 37 stands dedicated to scientific and technical policing, intervention units, the use of technology and science in policing, recruitment, training and management of the professional and social life of the police, identity documents and border control, as well as other security professions.

There were also stands giving an insight into computer applications and artificial intelligence systems developed by DGSN experts to improve the security service for citizens.

Stands were also set up in collaboration with the National Human Rights Council and the National Road Safety Agency, reflecting the depth of the partnership with these national institutions.

A 750 m2 entertainment pavilion was entirely dedicated to children, hosting activities that combine fun and learning using the latest virtual and interactive reality technologies, in addition to open spaces for professional demonstrations by national security riders, trained police dogs and special forces. These areas were equipped with high-quality sound and lighting systems to ensure interaction with the public.

This year’s event was based on the principle of openness to the various components of civil society and to institutional and academic partners, with a series of seminars and scientific meetings on topical issues, including the experience of the complementary efforts of public forces, rescue services and civil society in managing the Al Haouz earthquake disaster.

To reinforce the humanitarian dimension of this event, the 5th edition included an area for blood donations, as part of the partnership between the DGSN and the National Blood Transfusion Center, the statement said, adding that 230 blood donors among police officers and visitors took part in this initiative to strengthen the national reserve of this vital substance.

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