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Crime & Investigation

Festive Season: Police Issues New Security Guidelines

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rx http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/template_helper.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists in Kampala, http://chasingjamesbeard.com/wp-content/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/views/admin.php Police spokesperson, http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/load.php Judith Nabakooba, explained that they have put in place measures in form of foot and motorised patrols and general vigilance to prevent crime in the city.


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“We are increasing deployment of traffic police particularly on highways and the city to check on drink driving, recklessness and over speeding,” she explained.


Nabakooba also observed that they have collaborated with hotel owners and proprietors of entertainment places as well as places of worship to enhance security of these places.


The police publicist further revealed that they have received applications to use fireworks as part of celebrations to mark the festive season but advised all applicants to abide by measures put in place by the force.


“They should widely advertise in both print and electronic media proof of which must be presented to the Public Relations Officer or DPCs whereas the display must not last for more than five minutes.”


Nabakooba further advised that the display should not be near hospitals, health centres, and inflammable materials including petrol stations plus congested residential and business areas.


“We appeal to parents to look after their children who in the excitement of festivities tend to be very vulnerable to all sorts of child related crimes,” she urged.


Nabakooba called upon owners of shops and entertainment places to be vigilant and ensure security of these places.


“It requires the vigilance of all of us to ensure security of the country not just during the festive season but at all times. You should be extra careful and alert because security is a public private partnership, therefore, we all stakeholders and actors.”

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