Uganda Police To Start University
The Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura has revealed plans to start a University for the Police Force.
Speaking to press on Sunday at the Forensic Department Headquarters in Naguru, Kayihura said the project was in line with the resolutions of the Police Council meetings held last week.
“It’s also been resolved that the Bujagali land that was offered to Police be used for building a University,” said Kayihura.
“A committee head by AIGP Andrew Kaweesi has been tasked to pursue the modalities of establishing a Police university,” confirmed the Police boss.
Kayihura did not give more details but the Police Council said Kaweesi should kick start initiatives to ensure this dream turns into reality.
Below is Kayihura’s full statement:
RESOLUTIONS FROM THE 21 POLICE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 13-14 SEPTEMBER 2012
The 21st Police Council meeting that has been taking place at Naguru Forensic offices since yesterday 13th September 2012 has been a great success and a landmark in the operation and development of Uganda Police Force.
The council which is the highest internal governing body of the Uganda police force has passed important resolutions that are aimed at improving the efficiency and capacity of police in handling the contemporary policing challenges and which the implementation begins immediately.
The council also resolved to launch a mass campaign to reduce traffic accidents in the country. The campaign will involve educating the public, mass mobilization, campaign on radio and Television stations.
It will also involve inspection of drivers and vehicles and requesting the ministry of Works and Transport to improve road infrastructure and improving road signage.
The council also approved the elevation of the following departments to directorates: Welfare and duty free shop, Legal affairs, Traffic and road Safety, Medical services, Fire brigade, Forensic services, and Parliamentary Police, which was approved by Public service and is now operational.
The concurred that the Police Force embraces “Physical Fitness Training and Standard Policy”.
The policy is to recognize physical fitness as a prerequisite for every police officer and will also address aspects of good nutrition that influences and controls weight.
The council resolved that every Friday of the week is a mass sports day in the Force where every Officer will be involved in one or two sports disciplines including jogging.
The Police council resolved that management should embrace Electronic system and directed that mobile Portable Device for issuing Express Penalty Scheme ticket be purchased to eliminate the issuing of manual tickets. Shillings 800 million has been budgeted for the purchase of these devices.
The council resolved that a Police Week in each calendar year be set aside to appreciate those who have helped the Force to fight crime in society and award people for being good citizen.
The week will be marked countrywide. The last day of this week will be the Police Review where all the departments will come together to show case their activities.
It was also resolved that the department of Child and Family Protection Unit be upgraded to a directorate of Gender Based Violence.
This directorate will be given more authority to take on the responsibility of following up sexual offences, Gender Based Violence and child protection.
The council approved a Police Reserve Force which is to be made up of retired Officers so as to take advantage of their expertise and to allow the retiring officers retain their ranks.
The council resolved to elevate every police Post at a sub county level to a Station in rural setting and, for Kampala and urban settings every Parish Police Post to station level and sub county to division level.
It’s also been resolved that the Bujagali land that was offered to Police be used for building a university. A committee head by AIGP Andrew Kaweesi has been tasked to pursue the modalities of establishing a Police university.
The council resolved that the officers who won gold from Italy be promoted to various ranks. PPC Cherop Michael to be promoted to Inspector and his two colleagues to Learner Assistant Inspectors of Police.
The council agreed to rename the department of Electoral Offences to Elections Police Unit. This is intended to make the unit more independent with reasonable mandate to handle all election process related issues.
This includes developing election process security plan, Standard Operations Procedures for election officers, initiate election exercises/rehearsals to prepare officers on how to handle elections and introduce best practices of securing elections.
The council confirmed 21 (Twenty one) Police regions and renamed them to avoid names which are retrogressive as indicated against the existing names:
North West region - West Nile region
Mid West region - Albertine region
Western region - Ruwenzori region
Mid South Western Region - Greater Bushenyi
South South Western - Kigezi
South Western - Rwizi
Southern - Greater Masaka
Central West - Equator
Central East - South Kyoga
South Easter - Kiira
South South East - East Kiira
Eastern - Elgon
East Eastern - Malaba
Mid Eastern - East Kyoga
Central North East - Mount Moroto
North East - Kidepo
Central North - North Kyoga
Northern - Aswa River
Kampala Metropolitan - KMP East, KMP North & KMP South Retained
LT. GEN. KALE KAYIHURA
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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