The Urban Impact: The Security Apparatus & Public Safety

 A news channel called “The Kingdom” ran an ad showing a Jordanian soldier in full battle dress uniform and helmet carrying a Syrian refugee baby girl in his arms. It reflects the widespread Jordanian trust and admiration of a King and his security apparatus that are credited with providing relative calm in a chaotic region.

A news channel called “The Kingdom” ran an ad showing a Jordanian soldier in full battle dress uniform and helmet carrying a Syrian refugee baby girl in his arms. It reflects the widespread Jordanian trust and admiration of a King and his security apparatus that are credited with providing relative calm in a chaotic region.

 
 

A Syrian’s experience with security

I [Agyead] was stopped by a patrol in Irbid on University Street and placed in the security center for about 12 hours. The police took me there as I had not yet been issued the security identification card carried by Syrian refugees. At that time, I was using my passport as an identification document, and I was not registered as a refugee. Even with this incident, however, I did not feel for a moment that I was a stranger in Irbid and Jerash, and see this as an exception, not a normal event.