Uganda Police Force is using sports as a means to promote community policing and cooperation.
This marks the first ever East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization [EAPCCO] games event.
The games will be played under the theme, “promoting community policing and regional cooperation through sports”.
The games are scheduled to start August 24 -29 at Uganda Christian University – Mukono and Kigo shooting Range.
Participating countries will be expected to take part in a number of games including; Boxing, Athletics, shooting, football, netball, taekwondo and volleyball.
Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya are to participate in the six day event.
Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police CP, Mwesigwa Frank said Kampala Police Team is ready with deployments both on land and air.
Uniformed and covertly dressed personnel have been deployed, bomb squads, canine department, public order management force, fire brigade, crime preventers among others to avoid any security surprises.
He said that everyone was invited to come support Uganda Police Team as it takes on other nations.