Course Content



The Police Senior Command and Staff College Bwebajja conducted the Traffic Induction Course 001/2018 from 19th – 30th March 2018. The participants were senior officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent Police drawn from the Uganda Police Force (UPF). The course attracted 36 officers drawn across the country of which 06 (six) female and 30 male.

Duration of the course

The duration of the course was designed for 2 weeks (12 days).


The course covered the following thematic areas:
•TRSA – Interpretations
•Registration of Motor Vehicles
•Ownership of motor vehicle
•Police Forms and Books
•Ethics and values for law enforcement officers
•Statement Recording
•Accident investigations (Visiting a scene of accident ,Sketch plan (drawing),
Compiling a case file ,Reconstructing a scene of accident) (Theory and practical)
•Duty of a Police officer/ Driver/ Owner in case of an accident
•Government vehicles and Diplomat vehicles in case of accidents
•Institution of Traffic proceedings
•Driving permits
•Inspection of Motor Vehicles/ Parts of a motor vehicle
•Role of integrated highway command
•Traffic Laws and Regulations
•Route chart/ Badges

•Customer care and public relations
•Powers, Privileges and obligations of a police officer
•Officers survival skills
•Patriotism and its necessity to security forces
•Decision making
•Stress Management
•Traffic control (theory and practical)
•TRSA Enforcement
•Report Writing
•First Aid
•Records Management
•Use of Police Equipment
•Team work & Team building
•Integrating Community Policing in Traffic duties
•Road signs and Road Markings (Printed copies provided)
•Highway Code



The course is aimed at developing leadership, command and research competences of senior level officers.


By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

•Plan and conduct Police operations.

•Develop and apply leadership and management best practices.

•Acquire the ability to apply investigative and intelligence skills.

•Effectively undertake Police staff duties at both operational and strategic levels. 

•Demonstrate knowledge of political consciousness and ideological orientation.

•Observe, promote and protect Human Rights.

•Apply the basic rules and conventions of Staff Writing.

•Understand concepts and applications in the field of peace and conflict and the nexus with governance, security and development in Africa.

•Carryout empirical research to nourish policy formulation.

•Carryout empirical research to nourish policy formulation.


The programme will cover 3 major components which include police operation and staff work, strategic leadership and management and peace and conflict transformation.

Component 1: Police operation and staff work

Component 2: Strategic leadership and management

Component 3:  Peace, Governance and Security

Component 1: Police operation and staff work

Routine Staff Work (RSW)
1.Service Writing
2.Rules and Conventions of Service Writing
3.Service Correspondence
4.Service Papers Writing
5.Written Briefs and Oral Briefs
6.Agenda and Minutes of a Meeting
7.Précis and Summaries
8.Office Organization & Management
Operation Staff Work (OSW)
•Staff Tables and Establishment
•Standard Operating Procedures
•Map Marking, Model Making and Briefing
•Maps Overlays and Sketches
•Command Post and Command Post Setup
•Patrolling and Staff Duties

Component 2: Strategic leadership and management

Leadership Organisational Management Strategic professional Policing Skills
1.Introduction and approaches to leadership 1.Introduction and approaches to management 1.Critical Incident Management
2.Leadership styles 2. Change  Management 2.Major Incident/Disaster Management
5.Policy formulation and analysis
6.Emotional intelligence
7.Stress management
8.Diversity at the work place
9.Communication skills
10.Work place Counselling
11.Coaching/ Mentoring
12.Leadership exercises
3. Strategic Planning
4. Human Resource Management and development
5. Result oriented management
6. Performance management
7. Policy formulation and analysis
 Financial  Management

3.Command and control
4.Media Management
5.Strategic  management of crime investigations
6. Legislation
7.Crime Intelligence
8.Human Rights
9.Political consciousness and ideological orientation

SComponent 3:  Peace, Governance and Security

UPEACE Foundation Course

1.Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation
2.The United Nations System
3.Research Methodology
4.Introduction to International Peace Studies
5.Security Sector Reform
6.Terrorism and Conflicts

7. Transnational Organized Crime
 8.  International Political Economy of Peace and Conflicts
 9.  Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law
 10.  Universal and Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
 11.  Gender in Peace Building and Human Security
 12.  Research Project/Internship