Crime & Investigation

65 Combat Police Marines Passed Out


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stomach geneva; color: #333333;”>The Commandant Marine unit, stomach Eng. Robert Lule said that the aim of the course was to introduce officers to modern maritime policing.

“The Officers were given skills in swimming and survival at sea, diving, maritime search and rescue operations, maritime combat, and un-armed self defence,” Eng. Lule said these during the ceremony to pass-out the Officers on Friday.

The trainees acquired skills in navigations, diving, sharp, and quick shooting (the amphibian fighting), maritime search and rescue, long distance swimming and marshal art.

“The trainees have exhibited a high level of discipline, hard work, confidence, and patriotism,” Eng. Lule added.

In modern policing, as a result of expanding span of crime, especially, terrorism, robberies, hijackings, human and drug trafficking, maritime domain is one of the transit routes for committing such offences and therefore policing this domain is a challenge that requires capacity building to mitigate the security threats.

The Uganda Police Management realized the challenge and signed a memorandum of understanding between the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea and the Republic of Uganda. This has brought capacity building and general intercultural learning in the field of modern maritime policing.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Charles Muchwagali who represented the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, thanked the Korean government for the support they rendered to Uganda Police in terms of capacity building.

He said that with the skills the officers have acquired, Police would now be able to fight crime in waters of Uganda.

The North Korean Ambassador, called upon the trainees to respect innocent people while carrying out their duties.

“Be as mild as sheep before innocent people but be as brave as a lion before the enemy,” the ambassador said.

He urged the officers to fight for Uganda.


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