Uganda Police introduces new uniform, trashes four others

The new Uganda Traffic Police Uniform| COURTESY PHOTO.

The Uganda Police Force has announced it has de-gazetted four of its seventeen official uniforms. This means the force has now remained with thirteen (13) uniforms.

According to AIGP Asan Kasingye, the Chairman Uniform Council Committee who Monday officiated at the launch of a new traffic uniform, the decision to de-gazette some of the uniforms was reached at the Police Council meeting held in 2019.

AIGP Asan Kasingye

The de-gazetted uniforms are ASTU desert camouflage, Regular white traffic uniform, navy blue regular uniform for Marines and dark navy blue/sky blue uniforms for Aviation police.

Kasingye, who also doubles as the Chief Political Commissar, told reporters during the Monday press conference at the Police headquarters, Naguru that “the changes are normal and meant to improve service delivery to the public.”

In the new changes, traffic officers will now put on Regular Khaki Uniform customised with Police shirt label with an Ash White beret, for men and white and black capes for female traffic police officers. They will also wear a white duty belt and white leather gutters fasted on their jungle boots for other ranks.

AIGP Asan Kasingye (Seated) explaining the new traffic uniform| COURTESY PHOTO.

Traffic Officers of and above the rank of AIP will not be required to put on white gutters.

The police also said all traffic officers would in future be supplied with reflective jackets.