In a bid to weed out ghost policemen, Uganda Police Force has Monday started a head count exercise to ascertain the exact number of officers in the force.
The message released by the Professional Standards Unit indicates that all personnel working within a district or division regardless of their mother units shall be verified from that particular district or region where they’re attached.
“The exercise has started with units, divisions and regions within Kampala before rolling out to up country regions and districts,” the message went.
Regional police commanders and district commanders have been ordered to ensure that commanders of personnel are notified to attend the exercise without fail.
The audit teams according to police, shall be assisted by RPCs and registrars from the agency human resource department, backed by DPCs and OC stations.
RPCs and DPCs have been tasked to organize suitable venues with power and “those with no power have been asked to organize small generators for hire.” Reads part of the message.
Unit commanders have been ordered to update their nominal roles, a copy of which will be availed to the audit teams on arrival in their areas.
PSU commander ACP Okalanny William ordered every police officer to fill a manpower audit form before proceeding to the audit teams for verification.
He said all personnel should be equipped with recent passport photos, IPPS number and Bank account number.
The other requirements are National ID, date of enlist, date of posting to current stations and the date of last promotion.
All police personnel have since been put on standby for the exercise until the dates when the exercise shall be concluded.
Police also warned that personnel that will be unaccounted for at the end of the exercise shall be deleted from the payroll.