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10,000 junior, senior police officers retrained in 4 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 10,000 junior and senior police personnel have been equipped with new command and investigations skills in the last four years according to data compiled by police force’s research, planning and human resource directorates. The statistics were compiled as a review of the …

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Boda boda cyclists in Jinja pin police over extortion

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Boda Boda cyclists in Jinja district on Wednesday protested the alleged extortion by police officers during curfew hours.  The angry motorists parked their motorcycles in the middle of the different streets around Jinja central division before holding a meeting at the Kakindu stadium parking yard.  …

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Police recovers contraband cigarettes in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police officers and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA operatives has impounded 313 packets of contraband super match cigarettes in Soroti municipality. The cigarette that is believed to have been smuggled into Uganda from Kenya was recovered from the home of 37-year-old …

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70 senior police officers reshuffled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police’s Human Resources Directorate has appointed and transferred up to 70 senior police officers. In a Saturday transfer message, eight officers were appointed to serve as Regional Police Commanders, four appointed to serve as District/Divisional Police Commanders, 37 appointed to be Officers in Charge …

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Police storms Post Bank to enforce social distancing

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of police officers stormed Post Bank branch in Mbale town on Monday afternoon to enforce physical distancing as part of the COVID-19 preventive measures. The police officers led by Nesperio Kizza, the Officer in charge of operations at Mbale central police station faced …

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IGP orders probe of commanders over swindling Covid-19 allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of police Martin Ochola has ordered for investigations into allegations of police officers swindling covid-19 allowances for junior officers. The Chief of Joint Security Major General Jack Bakasumba, last week released close to 3 billion shillings for both senior and junior police …

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DPCs cautioned against heavy deployment at roadblocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District and Division Police Commanders have been cautioned against deploying too many police officers at one roadblock. Traffic police director, Bazir Mugisha said it is erroneous to deploy more than six traffic or general police officers at one checkpoint. Mugisha said DPCs should deploy …

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MPs demand explanation on non-payment of security officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament has demanded an explanation from the Internal Affairs Minister over the lack of payment of security officers at the frontline in the fight against coronavirus. The MPs expressed disappointment on Tuesday during a plenary session chaired by Speaker …

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