Uganda Police force is intensifying the process of migrating from the Manual Crime Record Management System to Digital.

Police in 2013 started shifting from movement of hard copy file from one officer to the other and its storage in the record rooms, to a computer managed information management system.

Some officers were trained on computer literacy by the US Embassy and a few computers were donated to the police force. The Police now needs more than 300 million Shillings to implement the migration in Kampala and surrounding districts.

According to Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye, migration will be done in phases due to financial burden and the requirement for supervision of the implementation.

The use of the manual system poses a number of challenges including low capacity for case tracking, lack of searchable crime databases, evidence tampering among others. End.