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National Police Service launches a digital OB

National Police Service launches a digital OB
  • PublishedAugust 3, 2020

The National Police Service has on Monday launched a digital occurrence book (OB) at the Kamukunji Sub-County Police Headquarters – BuruBuru Police Station.

“The digital OB has been tried and tested at Kasarani, all officers in Nairobi trained and the system is now ready for full implementation in Nairobi County,” the Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai said.

This morning @NPSOfficial_KE launches the Digital Occurrence Book, commonly known as OB. This has been one of my flagship projects & will go a long way in ensuring better, more efficient management of reported cases right from stations. CS @FredMatiangi will officiate the launch.

— Hillary N. Mutyambai (@IG_NPS) August 3, 2020

The digital OB will ensure that all entries made are a permanent record that cannot be edited. This will guarantee transparency and accountability at police stations. The ward, county and regional commanders, Inspector General and other top commanders will be able to monitor the cases on the digital OB.

Members of the public will receive a copy of their OB report via SMS or email.

Police officers will therefore not need to record cases on the manual occurrence book. This will ensure that no entries go missing as there will be a permanent record online.

A photo of the digital OB. [Source: Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs/Twitter]

Other than logging in cases in the digital OB, police officers will be able to search and confirm vehicle ownership and driver details in the field.

“This will help officers to manage and address some of the reported issues in real time,” Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’I said.

“Next step is implementation and issuance of instant fines before Christmas 2020. We are geared towards changing this country for the better, we are not stopping,” Matiang’I added.

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