161 District/Division Police Commanders have been sent for a refresher course by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech.
This was carried in a radio message released on Wednesday, where Maj Gen Lokech instructed the DPCs to immediately handover their offices to their deputies, the Officers in Charge –OC station.
According to Police sources who have received the radio message, the training will start on June 6 which is next week’s Saturday at Olilim Counter-Terrorism Training School in Yumbe District.
DPCs confirmed that they had been instructed to prepare their hand over reports but also to give the necessary guidelines to their deputies who will be running their workstations for the next three months.
The training is a follow up of the meeting which they held with President Yoweri Museveni in March this year at Entebbe State House.
During the meeting which was initiated by Lokech, Museveni reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with the way DPCs are handling issues causing insecurity such as land grabbing, corruption, domestic violence and robberies.
Uganda police currently have 161 policing divisions which are headed by officers at the rank of Superintendent of Police –SP. Nevertheless, some of the divisions such as Kampala Central Police Station –CPS, Naggalama are commanded by police officers at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP.