The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has urged the directorate of CIID to develop an effective doctrine and standard operating procedures to match with modern crime challenges.
“Develop, effective doctrine, policies, and standard operating procedures, develop a recruitment and training policy, for example, recruitment of scientists, lawyers, accountants and IT specialists into the directorate, so that they can handle the changing dynamics of crime,” Gen. Kayihura, made the remarks while closing a one week retreat for Senior detectives at Police Training School, Kabalye Masindi on Sunday 30/3/2014.
We have received credible intelligence that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorist cells within the Central and Eastern regions are planning to carry out arson attacks on schools.
This is to alert all school administration and the entire public to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious person and activities in their vicinity to the nearest Police.We are calling upon the school administration to, urgently put the following measures in place:
Uganda Police Senior detectives are attending a one-week retreat to lay strategies on how to tackle emerging crimes in the country.
“Uganda, is having a fair share of growing transnational crimes such as on line scams, cybercrimes, drug trafficking and trafficking in human beings, and acts of terrorism for which we need a better understanding of their global and borderless nature so that we can adopt more proactive, innovative and global approaches,” Director CIID, Grace Akullo made the remarks while opening a one-week, retreat for senior CIID Officers at Police Training School, Kabalye, Masindi.
Uganda Police in Kabarole district is holding a 29 year old man for impersonating as a Medical Officer and conning residents of the area that he would get for them jobs with the hospital.
The suspect is identified as WAMANI EDWARD a resident of Kihoro village Katoma Sub County in Hoima district.
The suspect who is currently held at Fort Portal Police Station was arrested yesterday (14/32014) from Buhinga Referral Hospital in Kabarole district.
Ugandan Traders operating in South Sudan yesterday (15/3/2014) met the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura in an effort to devise ways on how to recover their unclaimed dues from South Sudan government without resorting to non peaceful means.
The meeting was as a result of the traders’ threat to withdraw their services from South Sudan and demonstrate their anguish towards the S. Sudan government for nonpayment of debts to Ugandan traders who have been supplying the government with food, building materials, technical services among others.
Police in Kabarole district is looking for a woman who abandoned her two children in a lodge. The woman, who mysteriously disappeared at unknown time, abandoned the two children in a room at Home Town Pub and Lodge in Kisenyi, West Division, Fort Portal Municipality in Kabarole District.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has appreciated the Directorate of CID for being aggressive in building capacity that will enable them to perform better.
“Training is the life blood of any health institution, it’s good that CID is now very aggressive in training their personnel,” Uganda Police IGP said these while closing two courses of Anti-Narcotics and Homicide at Police Training School, Masindi.
The Inspector General of Uganda Police Force, Gen. Kale Kayihura has called upon Police schools on the continent to orient their students towards addressing causes of crime to ensure that forces shift from dealing with the consequences to prevention.
Gen. Kayihura made the call on March 2 while giving a lecture on the ‘Role of Police to address contemporary violence and public order management,’ to 464 students undergoing various professional and academic courses at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.
Former Member of Parliament for Bubulo West, Hon. Kipoi Tonny Nsubuga has been arrested by the DR. Congo Police.
He is currently detained in Kinshasa pending his extradition to Uganda.
The Uganda Police Force through its Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has made a formal request for him to be arrested and extradited back to Uganda. This was done by a way of issuing a RED Alert for him to be arrested.
Ugandan prominent Artists (musicians) have joined hands with Uganda Police Force to fight crime in the country.
The partnership was witnessed yesterday (27/2/2014) during the launch of community policing in partnership with leading Ugandan Artists at Pearl of Africa Nursery and Primary School, Kabalagala, Kampala.
Thousands of people attended the free music show, where several musicians performed. Police did not pay the artists any money. They performed freely for the public. The musicians were all calling for peace and stability in the country. They urged criminals to abandon the wrong idea of criminality and concentrate on work for better future.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kayihura said that crime is a social problem within the society and it’s not technical hence there is need to involve everybody in fighting it including musicians.
He added that if there is peace in the country, investors will come and create jobs for youths who would otherwise engage in illegal activities.
Gen. Kayihura said that Crime and public order issues are community related problems that cannot be addressed by a single agency.
The IGP said that he was happy that the musicians have come on board to fight crime to make Ugandan a better place to stay in.
Gen. Kale Kayihura said, “It is a stepping stone for maintaining peace and it’s aimed at building a good mutual relationship between the public and the police so as to make Uganda a crime free country.”
He called upon musicians to come up with songs that will leave a mark in the country in terms of persevering peace in Uganda.
The Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that Uganda Police has reduced crime rate in the city and stopped several violent strikes.
He thanked the IGP for the continued support and trust he has rendered to the Commanders in Kampala Metropolitan.
“All these people are here to witness the good work done by the Uganda Police Force and they are grateful for the wok well done,” he said.
He also thanked different people for supporting the UPF especially those who have come up to construct police posts for the Uganda Police, this shows love for their country and the willingness to work hand in hand with the Police.
Artist Cindy Sanyu said that it was a good idea for the Police to think of music industry as one of the sector that can contribute to the development of this country.
She added that they are happy to be part of the Police in their mandate to fight crime.
Community Policing is a way of policing that actively involves the community in policing in order to prevent, detect and reduce crime. It’s a partnership between the Police and the community.
The fundamental aim of Community Policing in Uganda is to increase public awareness in crime prevention and participation in policing through problem solving.