Marine Police Unit is usually responsible for ensuring the safety of water users, enforcing laws relating to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels, banks and shores.
Douglas Mubiru
Journalist @ New vision
Marine Police Unit is usually responsible for ensuring the safety of water users, enforcing laws relating to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels, banks and shores.

POLICE|MAKERERE|WATER RINGS|DONATION

WAKISO - The Uganda Police Force has received a donation of 90 life rings from Makerere University.

The life rings were donated to the police's Marine Unit by Makerere University School of Public Health to help in saving lives on water in case of accidents.

Ninety life rings were donate to the Marine Police Unit.


The Unit's Director of Operations, AIGP Edward Ochom, received the equipment, Thursday, at the Marine Base Headquarters, Kigo in Wakiso district and thanked Makerere for the donation saying it will boost their operations in case of accidents.

"We thank Makerere, for the donation will go a long way in saving lives on water, let's continue cooperating for the good, saving and protecting our people," Ochom said.

Marine Police

The Marine Police Unit is usually responsible for ensuring the safety of water users, enforcing laws relating to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels, banks and shores.

Marine Police officers demonstrating how they rescue accident victims using life rings.


It also provides search and rescue services before more specialized units arrive in case of accidents on water and allows police to reach locations not easily accessible from land, among others.

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