The Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola has tipped persons who qualified to join the force to be committed, dedicated and stay focused during the course training in order to succeed.
Mr Ochola said in a statement that the 4500 new recruits will undergo an extensive process of molding them from civilians into professionals and dedicated officers.
He said that the training process which starts on 14th/09/2019 at the police academy in Kabalye carries a lot of excitement about learning new things.
“The successful candidates must note that they are joining a career that demands a high level of personal integrity and responsibility,” said the IGP.
To help the recruits acquire police skills, the police boss stated that a fine team of instructors is set undertake them in training at the academy, which is located on a 2 square mile site, which hosts very good learning facilities with scenario based training programs, paramilitary and self-defense training grounds, weapon ranges, lecture hall and class rooms, dormitories, IT laboratory, a library, dining room and sports grounds.
“The academy takes pride in developing skills, and capabilities of officers serving the country in various positions of leadership,” he added.
Successful candidates reporting to the training school have been advised to carry some items which include certified copies of academic documents (Diplomas) for LAIPs, forwarding/ introduction letters from their previous schools where the candidates completed O’Level for PPCs, original academic documents and photocopies of the same, original national identification (ID), six (6) passport photos.
Other requirements include black gum boots, a pair of sports shoes, a pair of sportswear, a 3-inch mattress, blanket, bed sheets, Jerrycan, basin and other personal effects.
“We want to remind you that your journey to becoming part of the police begins with a 12 months course, before being confirmed at the rank of Probation Police Constable (PPC) or Learner Assistant Inspector of Police (L/AIP) at the academy, the learning environment is stimulating and challenging,” reads part of the statement.
The structured training process will include classroom based theory lesions, practical and physical training.
Trainees have also been told to expect an intense and demanding period of their lives.
“You will need to form very strong bonds and teamwork, which will stay with you all your lives. You may need support from your family and friends as well,” said Mr Ochola.
While at the academy, the inspector general assured that trainees will receive plenty of support from lecturers, trainers and fellow trainees and all trainees will be accommodated at the school, which also provides cultural and religious considerations, and well served meals.