KAMPALA- Seventy Six Senior Police officers have today July 30th 2020, graduated from Police Senior Command and Staff College Bwebajja along Entebbe Road.
The graduates were admitted to the College in September 2017 intake and April 2019 intake after they were drawn drawn from various Police Units.
The function was presided over by the Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola, via digital whereas his Deputy Maj Gen Muzeyi Sabiiti attended the function physically.
Ochola congratulated the officers for completing the course and for being disciplined while at the college and said that the Uganda Police as an institution is committed to protecting life and property as per the mandate.
While speaking at the function, Maj.Gen. Sabiiti appreciated the President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni for the great support, he has rendered to the Uganda Police as an institution.
He said that the Uganda Police now has got better technology like CCTV cameras, crime data management to fight modern crime.
“With CCTV, Police can now have a bird’s eye view in terms of policing an area therefore, the officers need to adopt with the changing technological environment in Policing which is a big challenging” Gen Sabiiti said.
Senior Supretendant of Police Caroline Akoth, who spoke on behalf of other graduates said the course has helped them acquire new skills in planing, briefing personnel before deployment, agenda setting and priotizing national security components.
“The training has increased our understanding with critical analysis of situations, enhanced teamwork and we are now very strong and ready to take on tasks” Akoth said.
Bwebajja College Commandant, Dr. John Kamya, said the 2017 intake had 39 Senior Police Officers and the 2019 intake had 38 senior police officers and have all acquired skills in crime analysis, intelligence and human rights observance.
Dr Kamya said that the graduates include Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).
“You’re living this place with certificates in development, command and research competencies which are must attributes of Police Commanders and you have also acquired knowledge in crime management, intelligence and service writing,” Dr Kamya said.
Dr Kamya added that the skills officers have attained must also enable them comprehensively investigate sexual offences and Gender Based Violence cases.
Director Police Human Resource Development, Assistant Iinsoector General of Police Godfrey Golooba, urged graduates to exhibit the skills they have acquired to steer the Police institutions to greater heights.
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