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Detectives resolve to work in police uniforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police detectives have resolved to wear the general police uniform, saying they don’t have money to buy plain clothes. This is one of the resolutions arrived at during the five day retreat for Regional, District and Division commanders Criminal Investigations Commanders-CID at the Criminal …

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IGP Ochola grills Kiruhura CID commander over missing exhibits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola was shocked to find a suspect attending a five-day retreat of CID commanders at their headquarters at Kibuli in Kampala on Monday. While looking at the list of the officers attending, Ochola who was presiding at …

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CID commanders meeting to discuss crime management puzzle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Criminal Investigation commanders are meeting in Kampala to deliberate on issues around crime investigations, scene-of-crime management and preparations for the 2021 General Elections. The five-day meeting, opened by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola has attracted CID commanders from specialized units, …

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Police officers to undergo training in management skills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has said police will start conducting management courses for all officers to strengthen the chain of command. While finalizing his tour within Busoga sub-region in Iganga district on Friday, Ochola says that some officers have abandoned …

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Police confirms 859 cadets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth-Ochola has confirmed 859 cadet police officers. They were confirmed after the Police Appointing Authority chaired by the Internal Affairs Minister agreed to confirm the 859 out of the 1,100 police officers that were recruited in June 2015. “The …

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The Bakaleke case

Lawyers, prosecutors, judiciary ponder curious case of top police officer Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Justice Mike Chibita discontinued all charges against fugitive Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)Siraje Bakaleke. The discontinued charges include abuse of office (three counts), embezzlement, obtaining money with false …

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POLICE: Crime rate in Uganda drops by 5%

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The crime rate in Uganda dropped by 5%, Police have said in their 2018 crime report released today. Launched by Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola on Monday, the report shows 238746 cases were registered by Criminal Investigations Directorate  (CID) in …

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Museveni tasks police managers to improve public image

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni has tasked the police management to improve the public image of the force by fighting the high crime levels and corruption, which have created bad a perception about their services. In a message delivered by the Internal Affairs Minister, General, Jeje …

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Political parties to meet IGP over new POMA regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) are set to meet the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to discuss implementation of new Public Order Management Act (POMA) regulations. The meeting will be held on Sunday at Prime Minister’s office. It will …

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1,000 police officers risk deletion from payroll

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 police officers from the ranks of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to Special Police Constable (SPC) risk being deleted from the Police Force’s payroll system after missing out on the manpower audit. An internal police message dated April 24, 2019, from Police …

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