The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura yesterday passed out over 200 police officers at Kigo marine base Entebbe.
The officers drawn from Kampala Metropolitan region (KMP) had for the last month been training on security management refresher course to enable them to operate in hostile environment full of hard-cord criminals and sophisticated gangs.
Speaking at the event, the IGP said courses such as Security Management, are good in solving operational inefficiencies and upcoming challenges which need urgent attention.
“Such courses are good to solve our operational inefficiencies and challenges which need urgent attention. Trainings such as this, help officers to have discipline of mind and self-driven in decision making because we deal in critical conditions hence it requires officers to become disciplined which is defining character of the force” IGP said
He also urged the officers to embrace spirit of team work and professional attitude towards work so as to help them to be self-sufficient and also, quick decision making while on duty.
“There is need for knowledge depending, policing isn’t rocket science, hence, there is need for continued trainings which will help solve our own problems” IGP adds
The one month course was designed after realizing that there were operational challenges in the field and plans to train all the 5000 personals under Kampala metropolitan region (KMP) of different/ various departments and units before it rolls out country wide.