Kampala, (UG): The Uganda Police has announced it has embarked on a recruitment drive targeting 2,500 Police Probation Constables with female candidates encouraged to apply and join the country’s force.
According to the Director Human Resource at Uganda Police, Mr Jesse Kamunanwire officially those seeking to be recruited as PPCs must be aged between 18-23 years and must possess a Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent with at least 4 credits, English inclusive, and at least a pass in mathematics.
Similarly, candidates must be Ugandan citizens with a valid national identity card, must have no criminal record, and should be ready to undertake the requisite 12 months of Police basic training.
“They should also be physically and medically fit, should be ready to work for long hours and at times under difficult conditions, should be ready to work in any part of the country, should possess good communication skills, and must not be a former or serving officer in any of the forces,” Mr Kamunanwire stated in a notice circulated in the newspaper dailies.
Police warned that impersonation or forged documents shall lead to arrest and prosecution and that applicants who conceal or provide false information shall also be disqualified.
“Appointments into the Uganda Police Force shall be after completion of the 12 months Police basic training,” reads the notice.
How to Apply to Join Uganda Police
Kamunanwire explained that Ugandans expressing interest in joining the force can submit their handwritten applications addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Applications should be accompanied by certified copies of academic documents, photocopies of the National Identity Card, three (3) recent passport-size photographs, an Identity Card or Introductory letter from the previous school and recommendation letters from LCI, LCIII and RDC (from the respective districts of recruitment).
Deadline; Applications should be delivered to the Police District/ Divisional Headquarters, not later than 18th February 2024.
Why 2,500 constables?
SCP Fred Enanga, the Spokesperson of Uganda told journalists earlier this week that the recruitment of the PPCs is aimed at boosting the Police’s ability to maintain law and order and also help build their effectiveness in tackling rising crime in the country.
In November 2021, Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola said the total Police Force strength now stands slightly above 52,000 against the population of about 45 million which translates into a Police population ratio of 1:832 as compared to 2020 ratio of 1:893.
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