According to Enanga, recruitment of the SPCs is aimed at boosting Police’s ability to maintain law and order in next year’s elections, and also help build their effectiveness in tackling rising crime in the country.
POLICE | SPCs
The shortlist of Ugandans who applied recently for the post of Probationer Police Constable (PPC) at the Uganda Police Force is out, the police have said.
"This is to kindly inform the general public that the list of successful candidates is now out. All applicants are required to crosscheck their names with their respective home district headquarters or CPS to see if they were successful," said a statement released by Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson.
According to Enanga, successful candidates are expected to attend physical training on November 5.
The candidates have been urged to carry along their documents, including original academic certificates, and national IDs.
After successful training, candidates are expected to fill 5,000 positions of the Probationer Police Constable that are currently vacant in the Uganda Police Force.
According to Enanga, recruitment of the PPCs is aimed at boosting Police's ability to maintain law and order in next year's elections, and also help build their effectiveness in tackling rising crime in the country.
Districts in Uganda grew to 141 from 121 in 2016, while the municipalities increased from 39 to 80, and sub-counties from 1,300 to 2,000, and parishes from 7,000 to 9,500.
Villages increased from 57,842 to over 65,200 and polling stations are expected to rise to 35,000 from 28,000 in 2016, which could place greater pressure on the current police force personnel of under 45,000.
The recommended number of personnel is 74,000 according to International Standards.