The Sunday Mail
GOVERNMENT, in line with the dictates of the National Development Strategy (NDS1), will soon be introducing technologically driven policing, to help law enforcement agents effectively carry out their work, a Government official has said.
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Mr Aaron Nhepera, said this on the sidelines of the launch of the Road Safety Performance Review for Zimbabwe in Harare on Wednesday.
He said the introduction of smart policing will partly involve the installation of cameras and capacitating the police with modern gadgets.
“This will partly involve the installation of cameras on our roads, and keeping police with state-of-the-art gadgetry to effectively deal with errand drivers.
“Modern tools of policing, such as breathalyzers and speed trackers are set to be introduced in an effort to ensure that roads are totally safe for the general public,” he said.
He said the rollout of this initiative had been delayed by lack of funding, due to the economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
“Needless to say, the introduction of smart policing had been delayed by lack of funding occasioned by illegal sanctions, which continue to be an albatross on our economy.
“In this regard partners like United Nations agencies are welcome to work with us as we embark on a technological revolution for the Zimbabwe Republic Police,” Mr Nhepera said.