The UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi on Tuesday met and addressed Police commanders in the Kampala Metropolitan region.
The meeting is yet another highlight of the latterly rejuvenated cooperation between the police and the army.
According a police media note, the meeting was attended by various police commanders in Kampala including Regional Police Commanders, District Police Commanders, Divisional commanders, intelligence officers, and detectives.
This comes just a week after President Yoweri Museveni, who is the commander of the armed forces filled several key positions in the Police, including Criminal Intelligence and Human resource, with top ranking military officers.
The President’s appointments, which saw some forced changes in the police force to give way for the new leaders, are said to be aimed merely strengthening the law enforcement’s ability to counter evolving security threats.
Today’s meeting, which took place at Police headquarters was meant to “devise means of enhancing joint security initiatives that will promote a safer society for all Ugandans.”
Among the aspects of the meeting was enhanced intelligence led operations, targeted deployments and patrols, profiling of known criminals (serial offenders), community policing, drug abuse investigations, community mobilizations and observance of human rights in policing.
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Major General Sabiiti Muzeyi – a UPDF soldier himself — as well as several Directors from the Police and other security agencies.