Uganda Police urged to exhibit professionalism during elections

Police say 47 officers benefited from the two weeks training that started on 28th December 2020.

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Police arresting one of Kyagulanyi’s supporters after the NUP Presidential Candidate had been detained at Nalufenya in November,2020|File/Courtesy.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye has urged police officers to be professional while carrying out their duties.

“Adhere to Professionalism while exercising your duties in accordance with the institutional code of conduct. Transparency and accountability is key for the decisions you take and is a must if you are to achieve results,” he said.

Kasingye was officiating at the closing ceremony of Community Liaison and Political Commissar officers at CID Headquarters in Kibuli on January 8, 2021.

Police say 47 officers benefited from the two weeks training that started on 28th December 2020.

Kasingye, who is the Chief Political Commissar (CPC) director in the Uganda Police Force, asked the officers to practice honesty and integrity at all cost especially at this time during which the country is gearing up for elections.

“Observe maximum honesty, openness in conducting official business, commitment to the constitution of the Republic of Uganda and other government laws as you serve our people without discrimination of gender,race,colour religion and region,” said Kasingye.

AIGP Kasingye handing out a certificate to one of the trainees|Courtesy Photo.

The AIGP tasked the officers to prove their worth during the election period by practicing what they have learnt from the training. He asked them to demonstrate their value addition to the force as they serve and secure the people of Uganda.

“People must exercise their right to vote and go home safely.Make sure you observe Professionalism. This is the time when police is put on test. Everyone is watching you. Don’t go and relax, put in extra effort to make sure we secure our country in a peaceful manner,” he said.

The trainees were drawn across the country from the regions and divisions and were equipped with knowledge in legal aspects of Community policing, ethical conducts of law enforcement, electoral and Political offences, ideological orientation, community policing as a crime prevention strategy and conflict resolution and management.

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