Police website welcome

HARARE - The police’s decision to launch a website is commendable and they must use this crucial platform to improve efficiency in the service in terms of the dissemination of information.

This website was long overdue, considering that technology is the in-thing in today’s world.

It is our hope that this platform will be regularly updated with the relevant information. There are several issues about the police service that members of the public are not aware of.

These issues have to do with how the police operate, how one has to file a complaint and general education on what constitutes a crime.

With such a revolutionary development, it is our hope that the police will also use computers in the capturing of data to ensure efficiency.

A key requirement will also be the training of personnel in the smooth capturing of data.

Previously, the police have been using typewriters — admittedly outdated by any measure — while information was manually recorded. In this day and age, it is our hope and trust that should be a thing of the past.

The police should be able to have an up-to-date information database pertaining to people’s criminal records and motor vehicles, among other relevant details.

For the police, this should not be a problem to come up with such important setups, because of the money they collect on roadblocks.

The police is getting a lot of money from these roadblocks, money which could go towards financing these noble projects.

They can use the money to modernise the organisation’s operating system and create a vibrant and forthcoming public relations department.

This department will help with relevant information at any given time.

It helps also if the police’s public relations department is to join micro-blogging sites, where they provide information as and when necessary.

Some of the platforms that the police could make effective use of include the Twitter and Facebook.

These are platforms that are used by several members of the public and will assist the police with the necessary visibility and public educational programmes.    

They are also interactive, a factor which the police should adopt in the new website. It should be interactive in nature and this helps the police to get feedback from members of the public on issues that they might need addressed.

With such a platform, members of the public are also able to report criminal activities in different parts of the country.

The police can also use the website to announce important programmes that they will be undertaking, including press conferences and public hearings.

Comments (4)

i willing 100% to join your web site because i want you to let me know when you are going to recruit

romeo nuringazuva - 22 April 2016

i am going to update you on ZANU PF criminals who will be harassing people in my area and those who force us to go for rallies that we do not want . Neavo vanonyima vamwe chikafu . Period

Tungundu - 22 April 2016

Nesuwo tokuudzayi nezvema officers varikutorera kana kuti kutonyoresa makombi alone Mazowe road,,,paChriston Bank turn off...

tish - 23 April 2016

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