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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.




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.




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.




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.




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". 




Published: July 1, 2019

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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.




Published: May 27, 2019

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21 Police Officers were on 1st May 2019  awarded with Medals by H.E the President during the International Labour Day Celebrations at Patongo Akwee primary school Agago District.

Among the officers awarded include AIGP Isabirye Haruna the Director HRD, CP Baryamwisaki Felix , the Director ICT, ACP Baryabasa Billy the Deputy commandant Professional standards Unit, ACP Ssebambulide Charles the PRO Traffic Directorate, SSP Atuhaire Moreen, the Head child and Family Protection unit,among many others




Published: May 1, 2019

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30 detectives attached to the Department of Anti-Narcotics are being empowered with skills to curb Transnational Organised Crime specifically in relation to the movement of narcotics across different countries and continents.

The training will focus closely on passenger profiling, identification of high risk travelers as well as phone mining and analysis.

While launching the four-day training this morning, Director Human Resource Administration, AIGP Hajji Balimoyo Moses who represented the Inspector General of Police (IGP) at Protea Hotel in Entebbe revealed that the training is being facilitated by the European Police [EURO-COP] under the European Africa response to Transnational Organized Crimes [EU-ACT] Project.

In his speech, the IGP J.M Okoth Ochola noted that the Uganda Police Force is privileged to be offered this training by the European Union.

He thanked the trainers for the offer extended to the Uganda Police Force and the anti-narcotics department in particular on skills enhancement in the fight against narcotics in Uganda and on the international scene.




Published: April 2, 2019