You must practice predictive policing to help you calculate your moves and strategies before you react to any situation.”
PIC: The police team were trained over a period of two weeks and eventually passed out at Namboole Stadium. (All photos by Eria Luyimbazi)
KAMPALA - The Police Field Force Unit (FFU) responsible for restraining any kind of violence in the country has been given more skills in public order management and rowdy crowd control.
The two-week training course that climaxed at Namboole Stadium was facilitated by the Turkish Police.
As many as 80 selected officers were trained in new skills in anti-riot control and tear gas grenades use.
While passing out the officers, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Fred Yiga urged the officers to pass on the skills they acquired to fellow officers in the same unit.
Yiga, who represented Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura, asked the group to always predict what is happening in society and be visible at all times.
"You must always act like police officers to guide the public to abide by the laws. You must practice predictive policing to help you calculate your moves and strategies before you react to any situation.”
He cautioned the team against being slow to contain situations quickly before they get out of hand.
"You need to be quick and accurate in whatever you are assigned do.”
Turkish Police Director and attaché to the Uganda Police Force, Oktay Topal said his government is committed to continue supporting Uganda's police force in all ways.
Turkisk president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is due to visit Uganda with a number of investors who would wish to invest in the country.
"We would like to boost our diplomatic relations with Uganda and are ready to support you in everything. That is why I am here," said Topal.
He said the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda is in preparation meetings ahead of the President Erdoğan’s visit.
AIGP Fred Yiga (2nd-left) chats with Oktay Topal as Felix Ndyomugyenyi (far left) looks on at Namboole. (Credit: Eria Luyimbazi)
The deputy director human resource development, Felix Ndyomugyenyi, thanked the Turkish government for their support.
"We expect a better unit for public order management and I pray that you pass on these skills and information to others for a stronger force.”