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Police to establish sniffer dog units at Uganda entry points

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th December 2010 03:00 AM

THE Police are to set up sniffer dog units at all entry points to Uganda to fight crime.This was revealed by Oyo Benson Nyeko, a senior Police commissioner, at the passing out of 32 dog handlers at Nsambya Police Barracks.

THE Police are to set up sniffer dog units at all entry points to Uganda to fight crime.This was revealed by Oyo Benson Nyeko, a senior Police commissioner, at the passing out of 32 dog handlers at Nsambya Police Barracks.

By Paskazia Tumwesigye

THE Police are to set up sniffer dog units at all entry points to Uganda to fight crime.This was revealed by Oyo Benson Nyeko, a senior Police commissioner, at the passing out of 32 dog handlers at Nsambya Police Barracks.

The handlers underwent three months of training in explosives and narcotics detection.

Nyeko said the move was a result of a directive by the Inspector General of Police, Maj. Kale Kayihura, to equip all the 220 Police stations in Uganda with sniffer dogs.

The deployment will start today at Busia, Katuna and other borders.

Kayunga, Koboko, Sironko and Kawempe divison will be the first beneficiaries of the dog units because of the prevalence of crime in these areas.

Until recently, the Police force had 25 dog units and only 100 dog handlers.

According to Martin Mugume, the commander of the dog unit at the barracks, 13,000 more personnel are required to accomplish the three-year plan to have all Police stations equipped with two detective dogs each.

He appealed for more funding for dog handling.

Police to establish sniffer dog units at Uganda entry points

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