Police and Security Agencies Step Up Operations to Combat Opportunistic Crimes during Holiday Season


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The Police and Sister Security Agencies have stepped up operations and Safety Campaigns targeting opportunistic crimes, to help the public, enjoy a safe holiday period purposely.

In a statement issued on December 5, 2023, SCP police spokesperson Fred Enanga stated that December, is the busiest month of the year, for everyone including criminals and fraudsters who are busier than ever.

“All our patrol teams, covert teams, and CLOs are closely working with the Business communities like Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) and other district business Associations, to provide advice in crime prevention measures, and also patrol their business premises/areas, as a deterrent to thieves, who may take advantage of the busy shopping centers, supermarkets, local markets, and other crowded places,” Enanga stated.

Enanga notified that this partnership will also help police to keep a close eye on blackspot areas, where communities are more vulnerable to opportunistic thieves.  They have also deployed the investigative and intelligence teams in plain clothes, within the cities, major towns, and urban centers. All our CLOs and PROs are actively engaging the community and sharing simple prevention measures that can make it harder for thieves.

According to Enanga, their dedicated Cyber Crime Teams will be working hard to reduce the risk from those who would target people online. This will also supported by quick response teams on standby, K9 units, and other tactical teams, that respond swiftly to incidents.

Police has cautioned that they are going to ensure many thieves and perpetrators of violence, spend their Christmas behind bars.

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