The Windhoek police are using technology to crack down on the city`s crime.The Windhoek City Police plans to unveil a toll-free number that will enable the public to report criminal activities in their areas, said Chief City Police Abraham Kanime. He requested support from all stakeholders in the efforts his force was making.
There are plans too to introduce closed circuit television or observation cameras in order to curb the rising criminal rate in the Southern African country.
“To make our city the safest place on earth, we need to work together in order to make the installation of the CCTV in the city a success. This is the most effective method of fighting crime,” he said.
Kanime said speaking at a consultative meeting on crime against tourists in Windhoek yesterday, which was attended by City of Windhoek, Nampol, and Namibia Airports Authority officials and tourism stakeholders.
Meanwhile, Nampol chief inspector Derek Bruno told the meeting that the Nampol toll free number is still 10111.
“Our toll free number remains the same and operates in all Nampol`s units countrywide,” he said and added that a new “emergency response unit” would be introduced soon.