The crime rate in Makerere University has reduced with the increased deployment of police officers, university guards and patrol officers.
These deployments are full time and distributed widely on campus. There are over eighty officers who are differently stationed with some being static, foot patrol, motorised and intelligence officers.
According to Olivia Arinaitwe, the deploying officer Makerere University Police Station, "we have increased on the number of security officers around the University to fight crime and guarantee safety of all stakeholders."
She added that more security has been put at the blackspots around campus, but called upon students and other stakeholders in the University to be security conscious despite these efforts.
Jackson Amali, the Criminal Investigations Department officer told journalism@mak that police is playing its part in fighting crimes. "Besides the increase in deployments around the University, we have sealed off the blackspots that favoured crime like the feeder road to Eastern gate, the route through School of Veterinary and Maccos route," Amali says.
He noted that student sensitization has been made through student leaders about security especially in the different halls of residence. The University has also put up security lights around the University and this has reduced the crime rate.
Cyriaco Kabagambe, the Dean of Students said that the University considers student security core and therefore cooperates much with police for student and property safety. He advised students to always report any form of insecurity and crime to the police or administration.