The police have purchased more than 100 motorcycles to ease movement of Criminal Investigations Officers (CIDs) and officers-in-charge of police stations in remote areas.
Speaking to journalists at the on-going retreat of more than 200 criminal investigations officers drawn from different parts of the country, CID director Grace Akullo, said the procurement of 100 motorcycles was complete and they would soon be shipped into the country.
Akullo said she proposed the buying of motorcycles for investigators in remote areas so that they can always be fast at responding to crime scenes. She said Ochola and other directors seconded the idea and motorcycles have already been purchased and imported process is in high gear.
On several occasions, the public have always castigated police for delays to arrive at crime scenes. This, according to Akullo has been sometimes caused by lack of faster means to reach crime scenes.
The procurement of 100 motorcycles comes at the time when Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) handed over four double cabin vehicles to CID, Sexual and Gender desk, Child and Family Protection Unit (CFPU).
For brand, new vehicles were handed over to IGP Ochola on Monday after he opened a five days’ retreat of CID commanders from specialized units, regional, district and division investigations heads.