Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi has said that the law enforcement body is considering utilizing forensic technologies and approaches in the fight against crime in the country and East African region at large.
The Police commander revealed the move to introduce Forensic Medicine Science to help fight at an awareness workshop organised by Makerere University and the University of Cukurova at Imperial Royale in Kampala.
Gen. Sabitti said that modern policing has seen increased utilization of forensic techniques in investigations and extraction of scientific evidence which is very important in administration of criminal justice
The revelation comes at a time when the government of Uganda is implementing Presidential directives to establish an Ultra-Modern forensic facility that will deliver world-class forensic services in the administration of justice in Uganda.
Recently, Police installed a new finger printing system at its department of forensics to ensure a faster standardized finger print quality assessment in a more efficient manner.
The Police commander appreciated the academia for embracing forensics medicine which he said will help in the implementation of justice system in the country.
“Uganda Police is delighted that the academia in Uganda has taken a keen interest in nurturing the required forensic practices. This will help us have human resource to manage our new security infrastructure such as CCTV cameras and their systems,” he said.
He further noted that with a constant stream of new technologies and scientific development, there are ever increasing areas of application of forensic investigations.
He also added that the quality of forensic evidence, integrity and expertise of the people involved in scientific investigations is a very crucial aspect, thus the need to train and retain the best scientists.
In order to reduce crime further, he stressed that Local, National, Regional and International cooperation will only be effective if forensic information can be shared accurately, quickly and effective.