Mauritian Police Force receive high-tech equipment

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said security, and law and order to Mauritian citizens is one of government’s main priorities. Photo: African Media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Mauritian government is implementing several measures to modernise the Mauritius Police Force.

The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Pravind Jugnauth said they have also put a proposal high-tech equipment to reinforce capacity in emergency and disaster situations.

“The police are responsible for keeping people safe and reducing crime rate and new technology will enable the Police Force to keep up with new types of crime,” he said.

Jugnauth was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Police Station in St Pierre recently. He highlighted that security, and law and order to Mauritian citizens is one of government’s main priorities.

He listed out government’s projects that have been implemented since 2015, including the construction and renovation of police stations at La Gaulette, Poudre d’Or, Moka, St Pierre and Petit Gabriel in Rodrigues.

“The aim behind the construction of new police stations across the Republic is to promote efficiency within the Mauritius Police Force,” said Jagnauth.

The Prime Minister further affirmed that government was investing in new technology to upgrade equipment used by the Police Force to prevent, detect, and combat crimes.

He added that a project called the Safe City Project would be put in place as part of this initiative. The project includes the installation of 4 000 intelligent surveillance cameras, 4 500 trunking smart handsets, 500 trunking vehicle radios and an Emergency Response System.

“The project will help in cutting crime, fighting drug trafficking and decreasing the number of road accidents,” he stressed.

Jugnauth further highlighted two major projects, the construction of a Divisional Headquarters in Rose Belle and a Sub-Divisional Headquarters in Moka, which are also in the pipeline.

The contracts for consultancy of a new Police Headquarters at Cote d’Or and the construction of a Discipline Forces Academy have also been launched.

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