Inspector General of Police John Martin Okoth Ochola is anticipated to announce the transfer and placement of District Police Commanders around the country in two weeks.
This was revealed by AIGP Godfrey Golooba, the chief of Human Resource and Development in the Police, during the graduation of 173 DPCs from the Police Counter Terrorism Training School in Olilim, Katakwi district.
The training took place over the course of two weeks.
In his address to the DPCs, Golooba stated that the Police Institution will announce the placement and transfer of officers within two weeks in order to improve service delivery.
He stated that the transfers or placements are typical and that all officials should act immediately.
“Within two weeks following your pass departure, we will announce your placements or transfers. We have decided, as police chiefs, to allow you two weeks’ pass-leave before you receive your transfer letters. Those who are fortunate will survive,” AIGP Golooba remarked.
Golooba also issued a warning to policemen against corruption, stating that any officers discovered acting in violation of the police standard operating procedures/ethics will face disciplinary action.
“If someone exhibits crooked inclinations, we will not hesitate to dismiss them. He stated, “Corruption is the vice that is killing our country, and I expect you to be clean.”
He also urged DPCs to clean up their areas of operations, stating that human rights violations must cease and that any officer found abusing Ugandan residents’ rights will be detained and charged.
“Make sure no one is beaten, but use acceptable force instead. All suspects must appear in court within the required 48 hours. Officers who mismanage civil affairs would also face action from the force, he warned.
The police chief also reprimanded the cops about being sloppy with assignments, being sluggish to respond to crises, and providing bad customer service, among other things.
“Rather leave the force if you can’t be with us. Any errant police will be dealt with in accordance with the law, according to Golooba.
AIGP Edward Ochom, the police director of operations, advised officers to reduce crime, stating that in some circumstances, police are to blame for a lack of vigilance in preventing crime.
“You must maintain a positive relationship with the general population. I strongly encourage you to go out into the field and face the challenges. Keep in mind that the community we’re dealing with isn’t the same as it was in the 1980s. Go talk to these guys because they’re well-informed,” he advised.