Is a guard exempted from Jumu`ah Prayer

Fatwa no. 3814 Praise be to Allah, Alone. May peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and his Companions!The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' reviewed the question submitted to His Excellency the General President from His Eminence police chief of the eastern region referred to the Committee from the General President under no. (819), dated 4/8/1401A.H. It reads as follows:I would like to present to Your Eminence the case of corporal (M.Y.K) who works as a police correspondence officer in Al-Nu`ayriyyah. The officer asks to leave his work to offer Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer at the Masjid (mosque). He and his three other colleagues work in shifts throughout the twenty four hours. The officer insists on offering Jumu`ah Prayer at the Masjid when the time of Friday is due during his shift.Your Eminence, is it permissible for this officer to (Part No. 8; Page No. 194) leave his work to offer Jumu`ah Prayer at the Masjid or should he offer Salah in his office?

The Committee's reply: If the wireless set does not work except in the presence of the officer, it is permissible for whoever is on shift at the time of Jumu`ah to offer Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer instead of offering Jumu`ah Prayer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.