While addressing the graduands at Senior Staff College Bwebajja this Friday, Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura revealed plans to hire ex-servicemen from FBI, Scotland Yard to train over 4000 Uganda Police Criminal Investigation and Crime Intelligence officers.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], formerly the Bureau of Investigation, is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Scotland Yard is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.
The completed course that ran for four months consisted of 58, participants including officers from Uganda Prisons Service.
Kayihura explained that Human resource development is a critical capability that the police management has embarked on among the 13 strategic tasks to be achieved.
Uganda as a country continues to change and so do its criminals.
Increasing complex crimes such as cyber- criminality, organised crime and the pressing need to protect vulnerable people mean our investigators need to develop new expertise.
To meet these challenges and to face future threats, there is need to equip officers with the right skills, capabilities and to ensure even more innovativeness in the recruitment system.