The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has stopped police officers from selling or asking members of the public to photocopy police forms and books at different police stations in the country.
“It has come to the attention of police management that members of the public are made to photocopy the required relevant forms/books at police stations/posts during the process of reporting/investigation,” Ochola’s message reads in part.
“This practice is irregular and must stop,” the statement continues.
Ochola directed the office responsible to provide all stations with the relevant forms and books starting with PF3 (medical examination forms), PF2A (first page of the statement form) and PF2B (second page of statement form).
He also directed stations to report and account for the forms and books received.
Until recently, police officers have been making a killing off the forms, asking members of the public for between Shs500 to Shs1000 in order to photocopy forms.
At major police stations, the photocopying business has become a booming trade, with wives of officers manning small kiosks where they provide the service on recommendation from front desk.