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Community policing kicks off in Gulu

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th July 2008 03:00 AM

THE Police in the north have started a door-to-door community policing exercise.

THE Police in the north have started a door-to-door community policing exercise.

By Chris Ocowun

THE Police in the north have started a door-to-door community policing exercise.

The regional Police commander, P.K. Arinaitwe, on Wednesday urged residents of Kasubi Small Gate and Goan’s Quarters in Gulu municipality to report to him officers who demand bribes from them.

“Do not fear to come to the Police station and report corrupt policemen. Don’t give them money. When they ask for it, please call me,” he said.

Arinaitwe was responding to a complaint by Jennifer Aber, a resident of Kasubi that they feared to report cases of house-breaking because the Police officers demand money from them.

“A certain man drugged me with a hankie which had chloroform and took off with my mobile phone. I saw him at Havana Pub but could not alert the Police because I did have money to give to the officers,” Aber said.

A drug shop attendant, Doreen Okumu, said a man suspected to have killed her relative, George Okema, last year had not been prosecuted yet he was at his home.

The system, which will be more proactive than reactive, will involve the participation of the public in the fight against crime, he said during a press conference in Kampala on Wednesday.

Under the new system, Police officers will spend more time with the public, which is expected to volunteer information about suspected criminals.

Community policing kicks off in Gulu

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