The IGP okoth ochola yesterday launced a fleet of vehicles that are going to be used by CID to curb crime in the various regions around the country.
“Am happy to launch seven (07) units of saloon vehicles, for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, as part of our long running campaign and strategy to reduce crime. The fleet of vehicles shall be used for a variety of CID tasks ranging from the day-to-day activities of responding and documenting crime scenes; arresting and transporting suspects, facilitating movement of witnesses and victims, corresponding with other stakeholders in the criminal justice system among others; which are not only essential in the fight against crime, but will also improve public confidence in our work”Ochola said.
The fleet is being allocated to 7 Regions, that include; Wamala, Katonga, Savannah, Sezibwa, Busoga East, Greater Bushenyi and Greater Masaka, to purposely help them provide an effective and efficient response to CID work by providing a more visible and reassuring policing presence by the CID, across their respective regions, some of which are covert in nature.
An additional 15 motor vehicles have been procured and will be allocated to the following regional CID offices; KMP, Bukedi, Elgon, Busoga North, Aswa, West Nile, Sipi, Rwenzori East, Mt. Moroto and Kidepo.