Police digital registration plan now put on hold
The digital registration of police officers has been postponed indefinitely.
The programme, which was to begin tomorrow, entailed recording professional and personal details of officers across the country.
Inspector-general of Police Joseph Boinnet told the yesterday that the “Police Human Resource Information System” has been deferred to give room to proper planning.
“We want to do things in a proper manner,” Mr Boinnet said.
On November 12, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i told Mr Boinnet that the force should develop and implement a digital human resource information system “that will shore up management and command”.
“The system will help the service set standards for efficiency, effectiveness and professionalism by bearing accurate, real-time data on every officer, including recruitment, training, career progress, deployment, family and other information,” Dr Matiang'i's letter said.
The exercise is expected to cover sub-counties. The minister said the records would help the service to accurately track the career mobility, deployment status and performance of the officers.
The digital data will contain eight categories of details.
Under bio-data, police officers are required to key in their name, gender, date of birth, ethnic community, type of employment, height, eye colour and any identification marks.
The officers will also be asked to provide contact details in form of email addresses, phone numbers, residence, home county, religion, name of sub-chiefs and chiefs.
The other would be registering is their ranks. Here, they will the date they were