The Delta State Police Command has informed the public, especially residents of the state, that the revitalized and digitalized Central Motor Registry (CMR) of the Nigeria Police Force is now active and operational in Delta State.
DSP Bright Edafe Command’s Spokesperson made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said the information was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetoken, to implement proactive measures in crime prevention and strengthen national security,
The PPRO similarly said, established over 60 years ago, the Central Motor Registry (CMR) aims to track motor vehicle information and combat various vehicular crimes, such as car theft, snatching, kidnapping, carjacking, and hit-and-run incidents.
“These crimes, often associated with the use of unregistered vehicles and tinted glasses, pose significant challenges nationwide.
“To address these challenges, the Central Motor Registry Information System (CMRIS) has undergone digitization, enabling seamless management of information on every motor vehicle and ownership.
“To prevent the registration of stolen vehicles and support investigations into stolen vehicles and related incidents, the digitalized CMRIS encourages members of the public to provide additional information about stolen vehicles and populate the stolen vehicles database.”
DSP Edafe stressed that Vehicle owners and the general public are informed that the new process for requesting Central Motor Registry services, such as Motor Vehicle Information, Change of Ownership, Change of Engine/Chassis/Body, Change of Colour, International Motor Vehicle Certificate, and International Drivers’ Permit, involves creating a profile on the CMRIS portal through https://cmris.npf.gov.ng.
He added that in addition, the newly digitalized Central Motor Registry Command Centre allows the public to report stolen vehicles, even those not yet recovered since 1st January 2018.
According to him, details of such vehicles can be submitted through the online platform at https://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng, providing a reliable data source for potential vehicle recovery.
The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass, urged the people of Delta and other residents in the state to seize the opportunity to enroll their vehicles in the digitalized CMR platform.
“Compliance with this directive will significantly reduce vehicle-related offenses and further enhance the overall security framework in the state.”
He noted that Citizens can utilize the online platform or visit the CMR office at the Delta State Police Command headquarters in Asaba.
The PPRO further explained that for further inquiries, contact the CMR office at 07062042515 or 08130867764.