As the law enforcement body continues to reckon with growing public scrutiny, Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura promised to step up efforts on recovering the force’s “dwindling image”, a project he said would kick off in March, 2018.
Gen Kale Kayihura made the revelation as he closed a two-day police council that was held at the police marine base in Kigo, Entebbe. The council was attended by police chieftains.
“We have done a lot of good work, we have made resolutions now it’s time to put words into actions and get things done,” he said.
“Let’s hit the ground running effective 1st March in implementing our 13 strategic plans, I expect that we move as a winning team based on what we have agreed on the two days we spent here.”
To achieve their target, Kayihura told his juniors that they must embrace teamwork in their day to day operations.
“We should complement each other to deliver so as to redeem the image of the force and ultimately your image at individual professional level,” he urged his juniors.
Additionally, the IGP asked police directors to take crucial discipline and integrity if they are to succeed in implementing the discussed plans.
The initiative comes at a time when police is under far-reaching scrutiny for failure to combat crime that is on the increase, especially in Kampala.
The force is facing accusations of failing to foil especially organized crime including drug trafficking, ransoming and murders.
Several senior police officers have also been named in criminal activities and others were apprehended by the police disciplinary directorate the professional standards unit.