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Sept. 6, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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Police to fight crime using technology

Police to fight crime using technology

Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli

Story highlights

  • New gear will help police navigate observed conflicts and crimes
  • Will also assist report such incidents in real time

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POLICE are preparing to install new technology equipment that was donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to combat crime.

The new gear, according to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli will be used at the Community Based Crime Prevention Technology Project implemented by the police.
He said the Community Policing Committees (CPCs) based in Mafeteng where the project was piloted together with Crime Prevention National Executive Committee underwent training on how to use the new equipment in terms of reporting criminal activities through phones.
S/Supt Mopeli said the National Executive Committee is expected to educate other CPCs countrywide on how to use the equipment and its objectives.
The gear, which comprises two servers, switches, laptops, rooters, fans and UPS is intended to develop a digital solution platform which will assist communities and LMPS to easily navigate observed conflicts and criminal incidents within communities and report such incidents in real-time to community structures and police.

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The developed solution has been named the Lehokela Mobile application.
The application is also anticipated to support and improve an already existing toll-free telephone line technology within police stations called Nthuseng.
The equipment which was handed over to the police last month will be installed at the police headquarters in Maseru and the Mafeteng Police Station before all CPCs are connected in all districts of Lesotho. LeNA

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