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5,000 police recruits to start training on Saturday

FILE PHOTO: Uganda police spokesman Enanga.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force – UPF have finalised scrutinizing recently recruited 4,500 probation police constables – PPCs and 500 learner assistant inspectors of police – AIPs.

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson says that Police’s Police Advisory Committee chaired by Inspector General of Police – IGP Martin Ochola, has perused through the names of candidates and lists of successful ones have been sent to various regional and division recruitment centres.

Police sent some of the lists to Central Police Stations – CPS in different districts, regions yesterday in the evening while others names will reach the recruitment centres by close of business today for applicants to crosscheck whether they were successful or not.

Enanga said candidates both at PPC and AIP level must crosscheck at centres where they were recruited from as their names will be pinned at noticeboards.

Successful candidates have been urged to prepare to travel to Police Training School – PTS at Kabalye in Masindi District this Saturday [September 14th] when their 12 months intensive training will be commencing.

PPC candidates that were recruited in Kampala have been urged to crosscheck with Central Police Station – CPS Kampala, Kawempe Police Division and Kampala South Regional police headquarters at Katwe.

AIPs whose recruitment was conducted at Lugogo and Kibuli Police School have been informed to crosscheck for their names at Criminal Investigations Directorate – CID headquarters’ noticeboard for their names.

In July, Police force announced the recruitment of 4500 PPCs and 500 AIP but upon concluding the recruitment exercise, it was realized that more than 2000 PPCs and 200 AIPs applicants were exceeding the maxim age of 22 and 25 respectively.

IGP Ochola for fear of being questioned, he ordered for fresh recruitment to cover the remaining positions but with adjustments in age. Maximum age for PPCs and AIPs was elevated from 22 to 25 and 25 to 28 respectively.

However, Policy Advisory Committee – PAC maintained the qualification for PPCs as Senior Four Certificate and a Diploma in science or related courses for AIPs. This is the first time police have recruited Senior Four graduates since 2000 when Justice Julia Sebutinde, commission recommended that Police Constables must at least possess a Senior Six Certificate.

Sebutinde had argued that Senior Six graduates possess reasonable knowledge and are able to read, interpret the laws during investigations, prepare case files, guide complainants and suspects accordingly which was not the case with Senior Four dropouts.

Nevertheless, police have resorted back to recruiting Senior Fours saying that S6 youth have turned police force into a transit route. Enanga said for past decade police have been recruiting S6 graduates, they have realized they desert the force after getting some experience by either going for greener pastures in countries like Iraq or join universities afterwards abandoning police work.





  1. Twinomucunguzi jim

    when are we receiving the shortlist here in kabale

  2. Possibly when will the sorted list be out in rubirizi? And i was confused as per Enanga’s speech about the release of the lists while he talked about the age bracket of 22-25 yet in Bushenyi greater, we were told the age bracket of 18-22.
    2 qtn. Is there still another chance to recruit those with certificates in technical and business courses?

  3. Some ov us we are from different places which is far from kampala,what are we going to do,so as to check our names.

  4. shortlist for uganda police force recruitment

  5. We have not seen the shortlist

  6. Thats Good Information But We Have Not Yet Recieved The Lists Of Arua And Yet The Training Are On Saturday I Think That Date Alocated Is Too Short Atleast Towards The End Of Sept

  7. You better put for us the shortlist and we get wat to do next, thanks

  8. Thanks for the work but you don’t need to put aside s6s..I am very happy and i promise on behalf of other members that we will do our work as it will be entrusted to us

  9. What do we need to buy for the training

  10. The result is out ok. But now what about for the other region like arua yet all the recruites are expected to report on this Sato and again today is Wednesday. I kindly request your office at least to put the list of the name on line

  11. What are the requirements needed for the training

  12. Yumvirusaba dankan

    Have they sent the list of kisoro and another thing did they mix the first and second phase of constable recruites

  13. Pallisa district results not seen yet the training is to schedule on Saturday.

  14. Requirements to come with on the training school

  15. Am in deep sorrow coz I was not shortlisted
    And yet I had almost everything they asked for, but why????

  16. How i pray the short list is posted for us on line because think of transport to and fro say Tororo to Kibuli in Kampala to check your name on the shortlist and find its missing.

  17. Where can i access the list?

  18. Is it very hard to post it here so that even far people can access it?
    Some people come from very far that they can’t come there twice and some time they may come and find out that they are not in the list like what happened during recruitment time, I had to shelter some people who came from far though I also didn’t do interview.
    At least try to simply things for us.

  19. Ainomugisha dickson

    Where can I check my name am here in kamugaguzi kabale thanks🙏🙏🙏🙏

  20. Where can I find the shortlist am in kyenjojo district?

  21. Is it true that the reporting date which was supposed to be tomorrow Saturday 14th has changed, inform me

  22. How can we access the lists in Arua and westnile atlarge?

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