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The Inspector General of Police JM Okoth-Ochola(Esq) has issued instructions to all Police officers in Uganda following the establishment of a COVID 19 case at Masindi Police Station on Friday 1st May 2020. These guidelines include: 

a) All police officers must wear face masks at all times while on duty without excuse. Failure to do this shall lead to arrest and prosecution

b) No officer shall be found carrying a passenger, a suspect or a colleague on a motorcycle while on or off duty. Over loading police vehicles too is prohibited.

c) All officers in charge of Barracks administration are tasked with improving the Barracks environment to promote personal hygiene and good sanitation.

 

 

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Published: May 4, 2020

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Thursday, 23 April 2020 08:54

UPF MOBI App Upgraded with more features

 

As we continue to fight against the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic, the Uganda Police Force application (UPF MOBI APP) has been expanded with 6 more improved features for public use.

These include; a map which can help a person seeking help to locate a police station or post nearest to him or her. Contacts of officers from different policing units are accessible using this application. The App, when downloaded to an individual’s phone can quickly help the nearest police to connect a person in need of help to the patrollers and other response units in the callers’ locality for a faster response

 

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Published: April 23, 2020

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 08:20

DOWNLOAD: Annual Crime Report for 2019

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth-Ochola yesterday April 28 2020 launched the Uganda Police Annual Crime and Traffic/Road Safety Report for 2019.

 

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Published: April 29 2020

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Today, 18.04.2020, the Joint Task Force conducted nationwide operations to crackdown on motorists flouting the ban on movement of vehicles, as part of government efforts to fight the spread of the corona virus in Uganda. The task teams created several checkpoints and found motorists who had left their homes to visit friends, go for non-essential shopping, transporting passengers, while others had no reason

 

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Published: April 19, 2020

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The Department of Community Policing headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Anatoli Muleterwa is continuing its efforts to sensitive police officers and members of the public against the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Today, the team met the personnel from Fire Prevention and Rescue Services and their spouses.

 

The officers and their spouses were offered key prevention tools against the pandemic.

 

The team also met with the business community of Nakasero Market.

 

 

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Published: March 30, 2020

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#Press Statement

As we enter day 6, of the 14-day dusk to dawn curfew and wider partial lockdown, we would like to start by wishing all Christians in Uganda a happy Palm Sunday.

And further inform the public that as we continue to monitor the behavior of the population we have noticed that there are still a few people taking risks by; failing to stay at home, violating the ban on public gatherings of not more than 5 people, defying the ban on passenger travel especially on bodabodas and use of private vehicles, illegally holding prayers and violating the dusk to dawn curfew (where pedestrians walk past 7pm; all persons jogging along the public roads and highways in groups , especially along the Northern bypass, Muyenga , Munyonyo, Kyanja, Kiwatule, Kisasi, Ntinda and others from Kireka, Seeta, Kirinya, Bweyogerere, and  Kiira and Kyaliwajjala, who gather at Namboole parking areas,  and shops in suburbs continue operating past 7pm). We would like to issue a serious warning to these rule breakers, that we won’t hesitate taking tougher action against them.

 

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Published: April 4, 2020

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#Press Statement

We would like to inform the public that the police as a law abiding institution, welcomed the ruling by the Constitutional Court of Uganda, that annulled section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013. The section gave discretionary powers to the police, to stop or prevent the holding of a public meeting, where the public meeting is held contrary to the Act.

A task team led by the Director Legal and Human Rights Services is working with the Attorney General, to appeal against the ruling.

 

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Published: March 30, 2020

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KARAMOJA - Following concerns about growing insecurity and violence due to raids and counter raids in the Karamoja region by legislators under the Karamoja Parliamentary Association; the Hon. Minister of State for Karamoja, Hon. Moses Kiige, the CDF Gen. David Muhoozi, the DIGP Major Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi, Honorable Members of Parliament from the Karamoja sub-region, held a consultative meeting with other key stakeholders from the police, UPDF and local politicians.

The meeting was held at the 3rd Divisional Headquarters in Moroto on the 1/02/2020, to purposely discuss the security challenges in the Karamoja sub-region and also devise measures on how to respond to them. The major concerns raised included; fears of counter raids from across the borders between Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan due to the porous borders, inadequate police and military presence, gun trafficking and the re-emergence of guns, hostile alliances among ethnic groups to mention but a few.

 

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Published: February 5 2020

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Friday, 29 November 2019 10:00

President Museveni opens CCTV Command Centre

 

NAGURU - The President of Uganda and the Commander in Chief Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Thursday commissioned the national CCTV command monitoring centre and the building at Police Headquarters in Naguru.

He said Kampala Metropolitan alone has 83 monitoring centres, 522 operators under 50 commanders.

“I tested the system with an impromptu demand that they show me surveillance feed for Gobero and Namayumba, 33 miles from Kampala, on Hoima Road, which they did successfully,” he said.

“It is evident that we are well on our way to tightening the noose on criminals who had become daring, including those who unfortunately thought they would use crime to discredit the NRM.”

Museveni said the good news is that this is just the beginning.

 

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NAGURU: November 29 2019

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this landmark ceremony of rewarding the best performing districts and also recognize friends of police for their contribution in fighting crime in the year 2018.

First of all, let me take this opportunity to thank all those that have contributed to the success of this ceremony particularly the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) that funded this function and enabled us procure the 14 motor vehicles and 16 motorcycles that are to benefit the entire UPF but specifically CID, Medical services, CFPU, Canine, Human Rights and legal services and R, P&D.

We also greatly thank and appreciate our other friends and partners who have come out to fill the gap where police has not been able to reach due to financial constraints by constructing police posts/ stations, donating land, and in some instances providing transport; a commitment to which the police is grateful. I wish to underline the obligation that we all hold to ensure that the resources are put to use for the intended purpose. There shall be no misuse of the resources and whichever officer does so will be held accountable.

I also thank the Directorates of R, P&D and Political Commissariat for resurrecting this process of appreciating commendable performance of our officers and the invaluable support of friends and partners. This is a sign that the police – public partnership which is crucial in fighting crime is growing from strength to strength.

As you are all aware, the strategic direction of the Uganda Police Force as in its Mission and Vision as guided by Articles 211 and 212 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda is building and transforming the police into professional, service- oriented, pro people and effective institution.

Currently, UPF still has a number of challenges in the execution of this mandate some of which includes, under-funding, Capacity gaps in terms of personnel strengths and training, welfare, indiscipline by some officers, corrupt practices, human rights violations.

However, the Police management is putting in place measures to address some of the challenges mentioned above which includes: recruitment of more personnel, building the capacity of the CID and forensic services, improving welfare, strengthening the disciplinary court systems and rewarding performance which is a yard stick for enhancing professionalism, motivating personnel and consequently improving service delivery.

 

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Published: August 19, 2019

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