A total of 587 police officers have today 3rd April 2018 sat for the African Union (AU) Pre -Assessment for Assistance Mission service (AMS) exam at Nsambya Youth Sharing Hall.
AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe the Director Peace Support Operations Uganda police force says the exams are to prepare officers to seat for a big examination where they will compete at continental level.
AIGP Turyagumanawe added that the exams are prepared by African Union and will select those who qualify to be deployed in any Mission in Africa country in need.
“Those that qualify for the interview must be attested members of the police force, not be on probation served at least for five years and with no any acts of indiscipline in their files, a valid driving permit and a passport”, Said AIGP Turyagumanawe.
He highlighted benefits of Uganda police officers going for peace missions among which include exposing the personnel to international policing experience and improving their welfare.
He explained that the experience they acquire from the mission helps the force in applying the operational skills in policing and promoting transparency.