The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura has urged the directorate of CIID to build an effective network of people and technology in order to curb crime rate in the country.
Kayihura was speaking at a retreat for senior detectives at Police Training School, Kabalye Masindi on Sunday.
“Develop effective doctrine, policies, and standard operating procedures, develop a recruitment and training policy, for example, recruitment of scientists, lawyers, accountants and IT specialists into the directorate, so that they can handle the changing dynamics of crime,” he said.
The IGP advised the detectives to build networks of informers within the country, region and globally if they are to succeed in overcoming the crime challenges in the country.
“We must quickly develop and acquire adequate investigative capabilities optimizing on science and technology if we are to cope with the fast increasing complexity and lethality of crime and criminal networks,” he said.
Kayihura also revealed that the Uganda Police Management has put aside Shs2 billion as welfare fund to be used in improving and taking care of fallen Uganda Police comrades’ relatives and officers with exemplary performances.
He further encouraged them to evaluate how far they have gone in the implementations of their resolutions, and know where improvement in needed.