About 700 Non-commissioned Officers have today been passed out after months on refresher course at Police Training School Kabalye, Masindi.
They include Senior NCOs (Sergeants) and 229 junior NCOs (Corporals).
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Sabiiti Muzeeyi represented the IGP at the pass-out.
DIGP Sabiiti said NCOs are very important in the administration of the police force and that their level is to demonstrate leadership at their places of work.
He reminded them of the key responsibilities and roles ahead of them.
These, he said, include; personnel accountability, discipline, cleanliness, physical fitness and advisory role among others.
“The roles of NCOs were degazzated in the late 90’s. We are going to fight too hard to regazzate it,” Sabiiti said.
AIGP Isabirye Haruna, the Director Human Resource Development noted that the course was part of the effort to restore systems and encourage officers to exhibit good leadership and not shame to the force.
Meanwhile, the Commandant of Police Training School Kabalye, ACP Ziwedde Abubaker commended the officers, Trainers and external facilitators for their role during months of training.
He said that NCOs are front line managers and that they are charged with enforcing discipline in the lower levels, monitoring and supervising various activities put up by superior commanders, law enforcement, human rights and crime prevention.
The function was also attended by various dignitaries and local leaders who among them included, the NRM Chairperson Masindi district, Hon. Kabakumba Masiko, Commandant Officer Field Artillery, Representative of the Commandant Military Police, Directors and Heads of Departments of the Police Force, Religious and Cultural leaders and other members of the community.