Police passes out 202 cops trained in POMA

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The passout ceremony

On Friday 17/01/2020, a cross section of police officers in West Nile Region were passed out after completing over two weeks training course in Public order management in Arua.

The trainees totalling to 202 comprised of Commanders and other ranks drawn from the districts of Arua, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach, Madi-Okollo, Maracha and Koboko, according to SP Angucia Josephine, PRO West Nile.

The Chief Instructor, Sergeant Okiror Micheal, said that this has been country wide training aimed at giving skills and knowledge to police officers on Public Order Management, to familiarise them with the equipment including use of tear gas, and to train them on human rights preservation in the course of duty.

They were given both theoretical and practical skills and knowledge as exhibited by the show of various Demonstrations.

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The Regional Police Commander appreciated all the stake holders including the management of Mvara SSS for the support and space rendered towards the training program and he said that this will prepare the officers to secure the coming elections more professionally.

The Mayor Arua Municipality thanked police management for organising such trainings and told fellow leaders to support police work instead of ganging with wrong elements to criticise police all the time.

The Brigade Commander West Nile urged them to be patriotic as they serve the country meanwhile the LC5 Chairperson Arua urged officers to always have side sources of income to enable them pay school fees for children, prepare well for retirement and above all not to engage in corrupt practices.

The Guest of honour who happens to be RISO West Nile urged officers to make use of this knowledge attained from training to perfect themselves at work and become more professional.

The ceremony ended at 2:30pm and there after the course participants were issued certificates of attendance and excellence, and then transported back to their duty stations.

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