Police in Show of Force at Annual Celebrations

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In short
Demonstrations were from International Police-Interpol, the African Police Organisation Afripol, and the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization EAPCCO, senior police officers training school Bwebajja, police support operations, colonial police and sports like netball, taekwondo and boxing.

The Uganda Police Force today put up a spectacular display of its work during celebrations for the 3rd Annual Police Day celebration at the sports ground in Nkumba University.

The parade showed the various things the police does, some common and others not.

Demonstrations were from International Police-Interpol, the African Police Organisation (Afripol), and the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), senior police officers training school Bwebajja, police support operations, colonial police and sports like netball, taekwondo and boxing.

Others are women affairs, Criminal Investigations Department, Child and Family Protection Department, driving school, traffic and road safety, Integrated Highway Police and Marine Police Unit. Also on display are units; exodus Sacco, Music Dance and Drama, ICT, forensic services, health, ambulance, Fire And Rescue Services and garments.

The police also showed works by the logistics and engineering directorate, fleet management, real estate unit, welfare, education services, duty-free shop, production, field force, counter-terrorism, aviation police, tourism police, Very-Very Important Persons Unit-VIPPU, canine department, Professional Standards Unit and community policing.

However, the units that attracted applause and awe the most were the ones the public is familiar with especially anti-riot and counter-terrorism police.

The celebrations held in Katabi Town Council, Greater Kampala, come in the wake of the killing of mainly young women, 15 in Katabi Town Council alone, over the past two months. The Entebbe celebrations have drawn celebrants from Kampala Metropolitan Police area.

 

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David Rupiny
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In addition to URN for which I have worked for five years now, I have had stints at Radio Paidha, Radio Pacis, Nile FM and KFM. I have also contributed stories for The Crusader, The New Vision and The Monitor. I have also been a contributor for international news organisations like the BBC and Institute for War and Peace Reporting. I am also a local stringer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.


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