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600 Vehicles Tracked and Recovered using CCTV Cameras in 3 Months -Police

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Speaking to Journalists at the National CCTV command center Naguru, ASP Allan Nshimiye Rugayampuzi, the Public Relations Officer to the Directorate of ICT in police, said that in the past three month, using the automatic number plate recognition-ANPR cameras, facial recognition cameras and intelligent video system, they have been able to recover vehicles, most of which had been hidden by drivers after committing crimes.
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Police’s Directorate of ICT has said that in the last three months, the installed security Closed Circuit Television-CCTV cameras have assisted to track-down and recover at least 600 vehicles involved in different crimes  in the country. 

Speaking to Journalists at the National CCTV command center Naguru, ASP Allan Nshimiye Rugayampuzi  the Public Relations Officer to the Directorate of ICT in police, said that in the past three month, using the automatic number plate recognition-ANPR cameras, facial recognition cameras and intelligent video system, they have been able to recover vehicles, most of which had been hidden by drivers after committing crimes. 

"CCTV cameras have recovered over 600 vehicles involved in offences ranging from minor accidents on the road, aggravated robberies, murders and vehicles that sometimes interfere with the presidential convoy on road," Rugayampunzi said. 

According to Rugayampunzi, when the national CCTV command centre gets reports of any vehicle involved in any offence, the vehicles are blacklisted using their number plates before they start tracking it. 

“ You see, after committing crimes, most drivers tend to hide these vehicles, but when we receive information, we put  such a vehicle on our blacklist, the vehicle will surely be tracked and be recovered once it is returned to the road," he explained.

Rugayampunzi is optimistic about the recent government-proposed vehicle tracking system that it shall help more in tracking vehicles, mostly even those who change number plates. 

“We are soon integrating our CCTV with the vehicle tracking system so that even those vehicles that are dismantled and spare parts removed can be ably tracked and recovered," he warned. 

He appealed to Ugandans to always report cases to police and in case there is need for tracking suspects and vehicles, the service is free. 

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Police procured a total of 5,552 CCTV cameras for installation in various parts of the country with Kampala Metropolitan taking a big part with 3,233 cameras in a bid to fight criminality in the country.

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