By APN Reporter
133 Police officers who were undergoing a three weeks Public Order Management course were passed out on 23/10/2019 at Najjembe in Buikwe district.
The officers were trained by Field Force Unit (FFU) instructors led by Sgt Okiror Micheal. The purpose of the course was to enhance participants’ knowledge on human rights and to familiarize them with equipments, tactics used/ applied in Public Order Management.
This was to enhance participants’ ability in managing public disorders professionally. During the pass out, the officers demonstrated various ways on how to handle riots as per the course outline.
The officers were first taken through brief history of FFU, characteristics and the mandate of FFU.
They were awarded with certificates in various discipline.
A total of 133 officers attended the course including 121 men and 12 women.
Fred Enanga the Uganda Police force spokesperson told our reporter that the training is important as it will help in ensuring that the officers behave professionally and also improve on the relations between police and the public