Police officers are slowly embracing the digital Occurrence Books launched by Interior and Security CS Fred Matiang’i.
Buruburu Deputy OCPD Stephen Okal says that the digital Occurrence Books have made work easier since he is able to act on some issues even while away from the police station.
Okal told Ghetto Radio News that the gadgets are also promoting transparency that has in many instances lacked in police stations.
“These gadgets have made work easy, i am able to know which reports have been filed in the office and i can also give directives for actions to be taken after checking the report even from home or when travelling,” said Okal.
Okal however states that being a new gadget, they have experienced some challenges like operating the gadget and training the officers in time.
“It is a new gadget, so challenges must be there because there are people who are do not know how to operate the gadgets. There are police officers who are slow in learning, there are those who are very quick. But so far so good,” said Okal.
Matiang’i last week launched the digital OB with an aim of improving transparency and efficiency within the police service.
“The actual digital migration within the police service begins in earnest… and it is going to work. Within 18 months all police officers are going to be trained to operate digitally… There is an animal in this country called the file, that animal has been a cause of mistery everywhere,” said Matiang’i during the launch.
From Digital OB, Matiang’i stated that they are going to launch instant fines within the police service.