Wednesday, May 31, 2016– A donation of computers to the Vieux Fort Branch of the Special Services Unit (SSU) is expected to significantly impact the work of the law enforcement personnel.
The computer donation comes in response to a request by the Unit during the recent commissioning of the Vieux-Fort ICT Community Access Centre.
A brief handing -over ceremony has been planned for Thursday, June 02, 2016, at the Vieux-Fort Police Station, from 3:00pm, where the Minister for the Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Senator, the Honourable Dr. James Fletcher, will hand over the computers to Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry. The computer donation is in keeping with the National ICT Policy (2013-2018) objectives, with respect to the use of ICT for improved public administration processes and enhancing national security.
Law enforcement operations can be supported and can be more effective through the strategic deployment of ICT resources, given the increasing levels of sophistication in criminal activity.
Information management is critical in crime detection and prosecution and therefore information must be accurate, securely stored and easily accessible by relevant personnel.
The use of these computers for better information management is therefore expected to have a positive impact on the operations of the Vieux Fort Branch of the SSU.