By Ronaldo N. Kalangi
About 3000 Police Officers are to be trained and equipped with CCTV management skills to help them handle the ongoing national safe city CCTV project.
CP Yusuf Sewanyana, Deputy Director Information Communication Technology, has said that about 3000 monitoring agents in different categories like operators, traffic, field officers, command and control, technical engineers, computer scientists and technicians will be trained to manage the day to day operations of the system and its maintenance.
“We shall train specialists in power management, video analysis, artificial intelligence, machine language,” Sewanyana said.
He noted that some officers are already receiving practical training in installing equipment in data centers, aligning fibers, installing monitor walls and cameras.
Speaking to some trainees at Natete Police Station, AIGP Haruna Isabirye, Director Human Resource Development urged the officers to be committed if the national CCTV project is to be a success.
“Grasp the objectives of this project, understand the concept and be committed, it’s a multiplier effect where these machines will help us in easy policing and fighting against crime, investigations , response detect and prevent crime,” He said, adding that they should be competent and have good attitude to manage the system.