Police has passed out eighteen District Police Commanders [DPCs] at Kigo Marine Base.
This follows the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura’s directive about the need for a special short tactical training course for all police commanders in Kampala Metropolitan Area.
This comes after a series of security meetings calling for zero tolerance for illegal activities, unlawful assemblies, demonstrations, processions, notorious drug syndicates around Kampala City and its surroundings.
The officers were taken through theoretical and practical time management, decision making, endurance, honesty, tactical mind-set, general discipline and customer care lessons.
All these are aimed at finding practical solutions to fighting crime and reducing officer operational mistakes that taint a negative image to the police force.
The course is also aimed at improving the connection between the unit commanders and their juniors.
Closing the one week course at Kigo, Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Mwesigwa emphasized on the need for use of reasonable force while managing crowds and mob scenes.
While addressing the passed out Kampala Metropolitan Commanders today, Mwesigwa highlighted on the public expectation in terms of conduct, discipline and professionalism of officers.
“We are not in anyway ready to give a soft landing for individuals who have always been and are still planning to destabilize our areas. Our role is to pacify Kampala and its surroundings”, CP. Mwesigwa said.