Community Policing Centre Launched
Because of the ever increasing crime cases in Gulu district, the police have opened a centre for sensitizing the local residents on crimes.
The centre was opened yesterday by the Commissioner of Police Steven Musoke in Layibi Division, Gulu municipality.
During the launch of the centre in Gulu district, the police boss Musoke said that Gulu district is the second place in Uganda where they have received enormous cases of crimes in Uganda.
Community policing centre opened in Gulu is the second in Uganda after Muyenga. Layibi division is one of the divisions with the highest crime rates in Uganda.
Musoke urged the local residents in Gulu district to enhance community policing and make good use of the centre in Layibi division.
“The pillars of community policing are trust and community problem solving through police working together with local communities”, Musoke said.
Walter Odong, the former Chairman LC III for Layibi Division who was elected the chairperson for the Community crime policing, expressed the need for facilitation of the executives so that they may deliver services.
Odong said that though they were given bicycles, they are not able to ride it for long because they are already old.
George Labeja the Mayor Gulu municipality called for good cooperation between the police and the community.
Labeja said that it was a good initiative since Gulu is to become a city within a short time.
“Such development is wanted in the district since Gulu is to become a city soon. We need to fight crimes as soon as possible so that we live in peace”, Labeja said.