The Chief Political Commissar -CPC of Uganda Police AIGP Asan Kasingye has been visiting different policing regions where he was informed that several districts had a dismal number of police personnel. Some of the districts such as Agago, Bukwo, Buyende, Bududa, Manafwa had less than 70 police officers.
Police recruits during pass out
The police force will tomorrow pass out more than 4,800
recruits who have completed a one-year training at Kabalye Police Training
School, in Masindi district.
Although they started when they were 5000, at
least 220 of them were discontinued after it was established that they had
falsified their academic documents.
The Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, ordered
for verifications of trainees’ documents when they were into their
fourth month of training. At the end of the verification exercise, 182 trainees
were discovered to have less than 4 credits and many had failed English which was
one of the key requirements.
For one to qualify, he or she needed a Uganda
Certificate of Education (UCE) with a credit in English and a pass in
Mathematics. In addition, recruits were supposed to be aged 18 to 22 years with
no criminal record.
But police leadership realised that some of the
recruits had forged academic documents while others had been recruited
on documents of their relatives or their lookalikes friends.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, explained that 38 other
recruits were dismissed because they had medical conditions that could not meet
the inherent requirements of the training and the subsequent operational
policing roles in the field.
Police’s line ministry of Internal Affairs, puts the
total number of personnel to 47,775. The passing out of more 4800 recruits will
boost the numbers to 52,575. Most of the Probation Police Constables -PPC and
Learner Assistant Inspectors of Police -LAIP passed out in August last year
were deployed in Kampala metropolitan area since the country was gearing for 2021
The Chief Political Commissar -CPC AIGP Asan
Kasingye, has been visiting different policing regions where he was informed
that several districts had a dismal number of police personnel. Some of the
districts such as Agago, Bukwo, Buyende, Bududa, Manafwa had less than 70 police
It is reported that Policy Advisory Committee -PAC resolved to prioritize district with fewer personnel during the deployment of
the new PPCs. The increase in number of total police personnel will also reduce
policing ratios from nearly 1,000 to 870 (1:874) even though it will be short of
UN stand of 1:500.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.