Under “Enhanced Capacities of Criminal Justice Actors in Punjab,” United Nations Office on drugs and crimes , UNODC has handed over state-of-the-art purpose-built Crime Scene Vehicles to Gujranwala Police.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony in north-eastern Punjab town of Gujranwala on Monday, Jeremy Milsom, Representative, UNODC Country Office in Pakistan stressed the importance of equipping first responders with technology that helps to minimize the potential contamination of evidence in crime scene investigation.
As the first-ever intervention of its kind for the Gujranwala Police, Milsom mentioned that this will go a long way in modeling investigation techniques and skills of front-line police personnel through access to state-of-the-art crime scene vehicles. He further affirmed UNODC’s commitment towards delivering peace and justice to the people of Pakistan
Through the Crime Scene Vehicles, Gujranwala Police will have the means to deploy better support in the gathering and processing of physical and forensic evidence in line with international standards.
The intervention is part of the four-year project, “Enhanced Capacities of Criminal Justice Actors in Punjab, Pakistan supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is expected to conclude in 2021, according to UNODC spokesperson.