Minister of Defence Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has highlighted the want to check cyber regulation often to cut down developing abuse of social media to offend and defame others.
Kgathi stated this on Tuesday at the reputable beginning of 47th Botswana Police Senior Officers’ annual conference in Gaborone.
The one week Conference become held under the theme ‘Towards Safer and Secure Communities; 2019 and Beyond.’
The minister defined that he was pushing for the amendment of cyberlaw.
He stated the police are not able to put into effect the elements of the regulation so there was a pressing want to facilitate the officers with a view to using this regulation correctly.
He cited that every year Parliament passes a chain of legal guidelines so police officers also want to learn so that it will put into effect the equal laws.
“Cyberlaw needs to be reviewed nearly once in a while because things flow so rapid. Those who are abusing social media, the Christmas Holiday is coming to an give up. We are going to make the regulation very difficult. We are confronted with several emerging challenges like cybercrime, human trafficking, cash laundering, drug trafficking and other state-of-the-art and modern crimes. I call upon police officers to behave rapidly and tactically before the emergence of these sophisticated crimes overwhelm us,” said Kgathi
The minister also highlighted the importance of benchmarking each domestically and internationally on policing strategies and initiatives which include response time to crime reports and emergency situations.
Police visibility, the minister pointed out turned into one of the fine strategies for deterrence of crime and consequently is a proactive way of minimizing crime.
Kgathi entreated police officers to pick out crime hot spots and deploy their human aid consistent with the dictates of the state of affairs.
For his part, Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe said they have introduced new branches Cyber Forensic and International Relations powerful from 1st of April.
He said those establishments would move an extended way in enhancing police effectiveness in investigating cyber facilitated crimes as well as strengthening their international collaboration within the fight against transnational organized crimes.