The Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola has launched the National Command and ICT Research and Innovation Centres, a structure under the CCTV Project.
“The command center structure is the heart of C4I that is, command, control, communication, coordination and intelligence for Uganda Police Force in cooperation with sister security agencies. It is where the videos, data and voice of the CCTV and other systems will be monitored from. Therefore it is a vital structure that will house critical installations.” Mr. Okoth Ochola
During the same function construction of ICT Research and Innovation Centre at Kikandwa, Wakiso district was also launched.
Speaking at the Launch, the IGP emphasized that the ICT Research and Innovation center will be a hub of ICT innovations for security agencies.
All software he added will be in house developed from the center and then systems deployed basing on software developed by our own police officers.
The structure is part of the Safe City Project that started in June 2018. It will house the main control units of the system which include crime monitoring center, emergency center 999/112, data analysis, data center and traffic monitoring center.
It equipped with computers in the four
laboratories with each having more than 60 seats to facilitate electronic
learning for police officers. The construction of two structures is slated to
take eight months and it being done by Huawei technologies limited.
The IGP thanked the President of the Republic of Uganda for supporting the CCTV project as a way of closing the security gaps in the country.