Police to pass out 3,000 officers

Wednesday September 7 2016

Police cadets undergo training at the Force’s

Police cadets undergo training at the Force’s training school at Kabalye, Masindi District, recently. PHOTO BY ANDREW BAGALA. 

By JOSEPH KATO

KAMPALA

Police will pass out more than 3,000 cadet and police constables who have completed a one year course at the Police Training School in Kabalye, Masindi District this Saturday.

Mr Andrew Kaweesi, the police spokesperson, said 1,256 are police cadets whereas 2,685 are police constables. He said most of the graduates will be deployed in Kampala Metropolitan area that covers areas of Kampala City, Entebbe, Wakiso and Mukono.

“We shall pass out our officers who have undergone a one year vigorous training at our school in Kabalye in Masindi District.

Most of these officers will be deployed in Kampala to enforce our existing personnel,” Mr Kaweesi told Daily Monitor in an interview.

Initially, the police had advertised 500 slots but later adjusted to accommodate more. Mr Kaweesi explained.

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“You know we received over 10,000 applicants. We sat and realized we needed to have a bigger number than the one we had advertised. We gave an opportunity to other eligible applicants,” Mr Kaweesi said.

Small force
The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, last month said the police was doing wonders for the country compared to its fewer personnel of 46,000 officers yet other countries like Algeria whose population is almost equal to Uganda’s has about 200,000 police personnel.

jkato@ug.nationmedia.com

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