Police launches mobile app that provides information on lost and found property

Tired of lining up at police for your lost property? Police has launched a mobile application that will provide users with information about lost and found property.

Details like; motor vehicle registration database, driver’s license database, license to carry firearms database, criminal database and traffic accident database, missing persons’ database, drivers license database, ex-convict database as well as the finger print database will be available on the app.

According to police, this is part of the process to implement their information management system.

“The Uganda Police Force has a constitutional mandate of protecting life and property…….recently, we have realized that due to very many reasons, the rate at which police is protecting this right, leave alone recover the property and bring perpetrators to justice is reducing. This could be explained by many factors which include, advanced technology that is unmatched with police innovation..,” a statement from police reads in part.

“As a result, quite often than not, many police stations are littered with many unclaimed properties or the owners cannot adduce enough evidence to prove that the property belongs to them. In many other instances, the public never get to know that their property is even in the hands of the police. Sometimes this property is auctioned by order of courts or if returned, it is never in its original form,” the statement adds.