President Museveni on Wednesday afternoon confirmed over 900 police cadet officers who have been on the longest probation in the Uganda Police records.
The confirmed officers are among the group of over 1000 Cadet Assistant superintendents who were passed out in 2016.
In a statement, Deputy Police Spokeswoman Polly Namaye announced the news both to the promoted officers and the public.
“Uganda Police Force with great pleasure informs the general public that 985 cadet officers have been confirmed in service to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police,” she said.
Namaye also said that this is the first phase and they expect more cadet officers to be confirmed in the second phase.
“We congratulate all the officers who have been confirmed upon achieving this milestone. We also encourage them to continue exhibiting this spirit of national service and discipline in all their assignments,” she added.
She also stated that the Police force is happy to note that there has been mutual cooperation between members of the public and the force and pledged that the officers who have been confirmed will continue to exhibit the same level of professionalism, or even better.
Prominent amongst the promoted officers is Luke Owoyesigire who is the current Deputy Spokesman for Kampala Metropolitan Police.
The confirmed officers will also be assigned more duties and most are now eligible to become officers in charge of police stations as well as district police commanders.
Confirmation and appointment of the 2016 passed out police cadets was halted as the inspector general of government was investigating alleged illegalities that were sighted during their recruitment.
It was said that some of the officers had uttered false academic papers in the process of joining the force.