Museveni Asks Police to Recruit More Crime Preventers

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the role played by Crime Preventers and asked that they be fully incorporated in the Police Force. Museveni suggested that onwards, unhealthy a certain percentage of crime preventers be taken on whenever Police is recruiting new officers.

“There should be a reasonable share of crime preventers during the regular recruitment process. It could be 10%. They however should be well qualified to join the police because as opposed to the army, purchase Police requires literacy and good knowledge of English, viagra 100mg ” the President said on Monday while officiating at the Police Day celebrations held at Kololo Independence grounds.

“Police is not like the army where one is eligible to join as long as they can shoot with a gun. Being a police officer requires skills. You have to be able to read and write because most of the judgment is made on an individual basis,” Museveni remarked.

He encouraged hundreds of Crime Preventers who attended the event to form Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) through which government can support them.

“I will talk to Gen. Salim Saleh so that you (Crime Preventers) can also benefit from Operation Wealth Creation. This will enable you to improve your income generation,” he added.

Earlier on, the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura had revealed that a total of 11 million Crime Preventers have been trained in the last one year. He noted that their role is critical in reinforcing the regular police officers by bridging the gap between the Force and the community.

In the recent past, Opposition political activists and civil society have criticized the Police for recruiting civilians (Crime Preventers) without a clearly defined role. Police has however always denied this, claiming they are key informants on the happenings in the community.

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