By Moses Nampala
The Police force suffers a human resources vacuum of 200 personnel annually.
Some of the personnel die, mainly of the HIV/AIDS, while others desert the force for better jobs.
The Police public relations officer, Asuman Mugenyi, on Monday told this to a 10-day workshop on justice, law and order held at Nile Resort Hotel in Jinja.
Mugenyi said the vacuum had rendered the efforts of the force difficult to obtain the required standards of a ratio of one policeman to protect 500 people.
He said some of the personnel quit active service every year because their retirement is always at hand.
Mugenyi said the 12,000 personnel in the force were far below average.
â€œThe force is fatigued by the workload before it. Every cop has to protect a total of 2000 people,â€ he said.
Mugenyi said the challenge compelled them to recruit 800 constables who are currently in Masindi Training Wing.
He said the target was to have 30,000 personnel in the force.