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Police Intensifies Capacity Building of CID Detectives

Police has intensified training of its personnel, which has been ongoing for two years.

In a bid to defeat crime, government decided that there should be improved standard of crime detection and investigation.

This meant that police had to enhance the capacity of its personnel especially those under the Directorate Of Criminal Investigations which coordinates with crime intelligence.

In this effort, the police top command has since secured numerous advanced security training programmes from leading institutes, agencies and police counterparts from across the world.

According to Police, the reduction and deterrence of crime depends on how much knowledge a detective has a given crime.

Foreign security experts especially from United States and Europe have since 2018 been coming to offer training the Uganda police investigators and detectives.

They train them in various fields such as detection of fraudulent documents and imposters, crime intelligence, human trafficking, drug trafficking and organised crime among others.

Almost all regional and district CIDs have undergone short and refresher courses.

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The latest training, which is also the second this year was opened on Thursday at CID headquarters in Kibuli.

In this short course, at least 53 detectives and investigators are undergoing training in organised crime such as money laundering and other related financial crimes.

Money laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions.

The overall scheme of this process returns the money to the launderer (criminals) in an obscure and indirect way.

While addressing the participants at CID headquarters in Kibuli, deputy director human resource development SCP Felix Ndyomugyeni said that such crimes undermine the integrity of financial systems of a country hence needs to be defeated.

“These crimes have serious consequences on the country as it undermines the integrity of the financial system, distorts competition between businesses and entrepreneurs, rewards corruption and crime, damages the integrity of the entire society, undermines democracy and the rule of the law,” he said.

Ndyomugyeni urged the participants to take the course seriously and put the knowledge and skills acquired into good use while investigating these cases and not to be part of the problem through corruption.

 

 


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