Kyoga Region Integrates 101 SPCs into Regular Police Force

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Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile says the officers received broad training in battle drills, close combat files and public order management among other fields. She says with the training attained, the officers can now be deployed anywhere in the Country because they have already attested to serve the Country.

At least 101 special police constables from Kyoga region have been integrated into the regular Uganda police force. The integration comes a six-month training at the newly established police training school in Ikafe, Yumbe district.

Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile says the officers received broad training in battle drills, close combat files and public order management among other fields. She says with the training attained, the officers can now be deployed anywhere in the Country because they have already attested to serve the Country.

Angucia adds that the officers were selected based on four areas namely physical fitness, academic excellence, discipline and years of service.

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At the pass out held in Yumbe yesterday, district chairman Yasin Taban appealed to government to improve the infrastructure and service delivery for the trainees. He says water and health facilities are distant from the training center which makes life unbearable for the learners.

The excited officers pledged commitment and allegiance to the laws of the land. Shaban Nyeko one of the newly trained officers from Lira says the integration into the police force is a career milestone and a boost to his pursuit to promote rule of law in Uganda.

Moses Balimoyo, The assistant Inspector General of Police who presided over the event warned the officers against corruption and urged them to join the police Sacco and start saving as one of the ways of avoiding temptation while in the force.
 

 

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Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

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