The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, issued a grim warning emphasizing the absolute intolerance for reckless driving among the force’s drivers.
Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, stressed that any officer found violating traffic laws would face severe consequences, possibly leading to dismissal from the force.
Concerns arose as CCTV footage revealed multiple patrol vehicles involved in accidents, prompting questions about the adherence of patrols to safety protocols within the law enforcement community.
“Startling statistics indicate that, since the beginning of the year, over 50 individuals have lost their lives in road traffic accidents,” disclosed the deputy IGP.
The surge in fatalities has highlighted the urgent need for enhanced road safety measures and stringent enforcement of traffic regulations.
The deputy IGP pointed out that the warning comes in response to alarming footage captured by security cameras in various parts of the country.
To address these challenges, the police have initiated a community engagement campaign, urging the public to report any suspicious activities within communities.
“We encourage citizens to stay vigilant and report any behaviors or individuals that may pose a threat to public safety,” Maj Gen Katsigazi urged.
As the police escalate efforts to curb road accidents and bolster community security, Maj Gen Katsigazi emphasized the significance of responsible driving and community vigilance.
This development signifies a crucial moment as law enforcement takes decisive steps to ensure the safety of both officers and the public, with the deputy IGP’s warning serving as a resounding call for accountability within the police force.