Police adopting technology to fight crime – D/IGP Katsigazi

KAMPALA - As Ugandans celebrate International Women’s Day, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, said Uganda Police is adopting science and technology to handle crime.

International Women’s Day Celebrations held at Sanga, Kiruhura district, is structured under the theme: Opportunities in education, science and technology for innovations and gender equal future.

The theme highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls.

In a tweet today (Wednesday), Tumusiime said Police have introduced Closed-circuit television (CCTV) to help reduce crime in the society.

He said Police have also adopted a system where the scene of crime officers get evidence on the ground, which is subjected through forensic system to identify criminals and digitalisation of crime record mitigating system.

“Digitalisation of the process of investigations will be done from the time the case is recorded until it is disposed of at prosecution level,” Tumusiime said.

He said they have employed scientists in these areas including female Police officers in compliance to government programme of recruiting and training females.

Senior officers were led by Police director for human resource management Col. Jesse Kamunanwire, who is represented Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola at the celebrations in Kiruhura.

Source: New Vision