Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has passed out 295 Kampala Metropolitan Police officers upon completion of a Basic Security Management Course at Kigo Marine Base.
The course involved modules of martial arts, weapon handling public order management, urban and jungle fighting techniques, decision making, anger management and customer care.
Gen. Kale Kayihura congratulated Kampala Metropolitan Police for maintaining a reduced rate of riots in the city that are aimed at destabilizing the country.
He reminded officers that everyone is charged with a task of countering terrorism, public order and conflict management while maintaining stability in the country.
He also highlighted that in most circumstances court bailiffs’ misuse the police by making it seem as though they are part of the eviction exercise which puts the institution in bad light yet the sole role is witnessing that the exercise is carried out lawfully.
He advised that in case of unsolved disputes the policemen in charge should be ahead of the game while enforcing court orders.
Officers can always halt the exercise and refer the disputed parties for more guidance from courts of law or higher authorities in case of eruptions.
He urged officers to stop putting police in a position of weakness and compromise.
“This can only be possible through training and testing eviction procedures”, he said.
The IGP also emphasised engaging trainees into political education which enlightens officers more about political ideology and patriotism.