On Friday Kampala Metropolitan Police commander CP. Moses Kabugo and team team met the Police CCTV Surveillance Department.
A meeting was held at Naguru Police Headquarters with an agenda to study the pattern,usability and engage the ICT personnel on how to reduce crimes in the city by use of surveillance.
Kafeero said the coordination between a well trained CCTV surveillance team together different alert squads and area commanders would greatly help in responding to key suspicious incidents ,detect anomalies in a crowd of people especially in areas prone to civil disobedience.
“These camera footages if well coordinated together with the revived 999 patrol system and the emergency response unit will serve as a complement in most investigations by securing witness cooperation ,monitoring traffic flow condition in real-time and solving traffic problems like clearing traffic incidents,” he said.
This visit comes following the observations and guidance by IGP. Okoth Martins Ochola about the need to inspect the workability and expound on ways of combating crime using surveillance systems around Kampala City.
Ochola said that the police anti criminality strategy is still anchored on crime prevention, maximum police visibility and presence however these cameras shall complement the crime prevention efforts.