Crime & Investigation

IGP Orders All Village Police Posts to Be Turned to Police Stations

Gen Kale Kayihura

The Inspector of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura launched a campaign of upgrading village police posts to police stations.

Kayihura made the instructions on Monday while meeting senior officers and heads of units from greater western region, more about that is, Rwizi, Greater Bushenyi and Kigezi Region.

After the closed door meeting with the IGP, the Rwizi region spokesperson Ibin Senkumbi divulged some of the details of the meeting with reporters on Thursday.

He said the ongoing exercise is nationwide aimed at upgrading security police posts to main police stations to beef up security at the village level.

The police mouthpiece said the process is geared to ensure that people at village level are more secure with their property. It is also aimed at saving them from moving long distances to access services only available at police stations.

He said the system will translate into increasing police departments or units like every station having a CID unit, Traffic, children and family protection unit, and a gazetted cell for detention to resolve all matters on ground especially the increasing domestic violence among families.

“Increasing the number of police stations means that we shall upgrade the leadership and personnel that we believe will improve the security of these areas” Senkumbi noted

IGP is aware however that the process may be affected by lack of enough structures and space to upgrade police posts into police stations.

He nonetheless asked the public to expect the changes and provide cooperation in the district when upgrading the community policing.

“We don’t have enough space and structures; so we expect the cooperation of districts and sub counties to helping us all including the local leadership” Senkumbi charged.


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