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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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The department of anti-narcotics under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations yesterday destroyed to 105.07 kilograms of narcotic drug exhibits worth of approximately USD 1,023,123 at the police barracks in Nsambya.

These include, 98.80kgs of heroin, 4.40kgs of mixture of heroin and cocaine, 0.69kgs mixture of cocaine and methamphetamine, and 1.13kgs of cannabis.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi presided over the exercise, and promised that the destruction of narcotic drugs is going to be a routine event to avoid storing drug exhibits for a long period in stores and to avoid associated risks that come along with storage and, this destruction shows that police are committed to the cause.

 

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Published: August 7, 2019

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The Uganda Police Force application for information sharing and dissemination(MOBI APP) has been expanded to now include a map that 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 pat-rollers and other response units in the caller's locality for a faster response.

A team has been carefully selected to manage this app, to receive and manage information shared on this app and to connect to response units in case of need. We believe this will reduce response time to incidents, thus minimizing pain and loss.

 

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Published: July 16 2019

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We would like to inform the public that the installation of the Hi-tech CCTV cameras for the KMP area now stands at 68%.  The work has been carried out as part of the police investments in the CCTV provision across the country, on the Directive of H.E. The President.

So far 2547 cameras have been installed out of 3233 (78%), sites installed are 1038 out of 1248 (83%), cameras online are 1565 out of 3233 (48.4%), trenching 1083km out of 1258km (86%), monitoring rooms on line (Divisions) 11 out of 18(61%), fiber cable laying 1000km out of 1258km (79.5%), construction of the National Center (40%).

The purpose of the use of the CCTV is to monitor public places, where they are installed to assist in the prevention and detection of crime.  The completion of phase I, of this innovative project, will mark a significant point in what is a complex and intricate project.  The program works have been huge and we are grateful to the CCTV project team for all their hard work.

We are also actively using the CCTV system for gathering information, supporting patrols within the KMP area, directing investigations, tackling anti-social and criminal behavior, which range from nuisance to assaults and wounding, and other offences such as burglary, robbery and murder.  The recordings show the whole incident from the point the offender began to commit an offence to the end.

 

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Published: July 1, 2019

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Monday, 01 July 2019 19:53

IGP Opens CIID Retreat in Kibuli

 

KIBULI - The Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola has today opened the 3rd annual CIID retreat held at the CIID training school in Kibuli organised by the Criminal investigations Directorat headed by AIGP Grace Akullo. The retreat attended by CIID officers from across the country will run up to 5th July 2019 and is being held under the theme: "Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the CID function: A collective action". 

 

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Published: July 1, 2019

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DOWNLOAD THE 2018 ANNUAL CRIME REPORT

 

NAGURU - The Inspector General of Police (IGP) J.M Okoth Ochola has today launched the 2018 Annual Crime Report at the Police HQ in Naguru, Kampala.

Read the IGP's statement below:

"I am pleased to present to you the Annual Crime and Traffic/Road Safety Report for the year 2018. Let me begin by expressing appreciation to H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda for the strategic guidance towards the fight against crime and for the establishment of anti-crime infrastructure such as the installation of CCTV cameras, fingerprinting of guns, recruitment of LDUs among others".

"I (would) also like to thank the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Government of Uganda for the continued support in helping the Police protect and serve Ugandans. Appreciation goes to the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs for their support on the implementation of the CCTV project. We acknowledge and commend the continued positive contribution by sister security agencies".

The IGP also recognised the contribution by the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) institutions as well as other development partners for the complementary efforts in fighting crime.

 

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Published: May 27, 2019

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