speaking to Journalists at the ICT Research, Development and Innovation Center in Kikandwa in Wakiso district, Allan Nshimiye Rugayampuzi, the Public Relations Officer of the Directorate, said that their experts have made several changes to this system and made it more user friendly by any record officer.
The Information and
Communication Technology Directorate-ICT of the Uganda Police Force, has finalized the upgrade
of the Digital Crime Record Management system- CRMS
and is ready to roll it out.
In 2013, Uganda Police Force embarked on the process of migrating from the manual system, which is
based on the movement of copies of hard files to the digital storage system. The digital system was pioneered in Kampala
Metropolitan areas in 2017.
suffered a setback when record officers at different police stations complained that the
system was difficult to use. The Police
Advisory Committee-PAC directed the ICT Directorate to upgrade the system. Now speaking to Journalists at the ICT Research, Development and Innovation Center
in Kikandwa in Wakiso
district, Allan Nshimiye Rugayampuzi, the Public Relations Officer of the
Directorate, said that their experts
have made several changes to this
system and made it more user
friendly by any record officer.
“The top leadership directed the Director of ICT,
Commissioner Yusuf Ssewanyana to inform his team to make some changes and
upgrades of CRMS. Now the
system is ready to be rolled out if the top policy organ accepts it this time. It has been tested in Kampala and we’re soon
testing it in other stations upcountry.
After that PAC
shall form a policy that will roll it out,” Rugayampuzi said.
The decision to move from the manual
crime record management system to
the digital system is partly meant to stop the loss of case files at
Police stations. Currently, police have one records officer per station that is
in charge of case files. As a result,
detectives keep the files of the cases they are handling. Rugayampuzi
says the rollout of the
digital system will do away with the
challenge of disappearing case
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Rugayampuzi says that their ICT experts are also developing
another digital system for fleet
management that will help
monitor the movement of police vehicles, boats, motorcycles and helicopters.
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has called on innovators and university students with the necessary skills that can help eliminate crime
to partner with the force. “If you
have an idea you reach out to Naguru head office of ICT and you will be cleared
to come to Kikandwa and interact with our scientists,” Rugayampuzi said.