Fifteen police officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have started a week-long training in crime scene investigation and evidence protection.
The training by experts from the Federal Police of Germany mainly focuses on scientific methods of gathering evidence at the scene of a crime. The police officers will gain practical skills in handling and securing crime scenes which will minimize chances of eroding evidence.
Trainees will learn how to handle samples collected at the scene for the laboratory; gain practical skills in getting proof and connecting the proof to the suspect by mainly tracing fingerprints of suspects, among others.
The acting commissioner of CID, assistant commissioner of police Morris Muligo, lauded the existing relations with the German police in the areas of modernization and professionalization of law enforcement, especially in investigations.
He said policing science has to gradually improve in order to stay ahead of criminals who may use scientific methods to erase incriminating evidence.
“The training shall improve the existing skills in the chain of investigations and improve the quality of evidence to sustain the prosecution of criminals and quality of justice delivered,” Muligo said.
“The use of science in investigating crime increases the reliability of evidence, because testimonial evidences can sometimes be biased since you need to also investigate the motive of the witness,” he added.