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21 criminals arrested with help of CCTV footage

By Francis Otucu

Since the start of CCTV Project, 21 criminals have been arrested after being captured on the footage.

The suspects were then identified and hunted for arrest.

This is a revelation of the Uganda Police Force as if to show government that the installation is not in vain.

Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye in a statement Monday said the installation is in two phases.

“First phase is intended to cover the surveillance systems for Kampala Metropolitan area and phase two is intended to cover surveillance systems for municipalities, highways and major towns,” she explained after revealing that so far 21 have been caught on camera and arrested.    

“So far with the help of the cameras, we have had successes in 27 incidents around CPS Kampala, 8 incidents around Katwe, 06 around Old Kampala and 07 around Wandegeya,” she bragged.

 The total number of cameras to be installed is 3233 and so far 60% (1940) of these have been installed.

The distance covered in laying fiber optic cables is 1065.709, trenched distance in kilo meters is 795.37.

Installation of cameras is ongoing in police divisions including; Katwe, CPS, Old Kampala, Jinja Road, Wandegeya, Kajjansi, Nansana, Entebbe, Wakiso, Kawempe, Kira Division and Kasubi.

The installations, according to Namaye are expected to be concluded by December 30, 2019.

“These installations will aid the police in investigations of crimes and prosecution of offenders,” Namaye said adding that training of the operators, commanders and technicians is already taking place

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