Police Recruitment: IGP Ochola Activates Process

Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola has today flagged off 25 recruitment teams to select suitable persons to join the law enforcement body.

Recently police announced that they are searching for 3000 individuals to work in various capacities.

Among the slots available to be filled are probational police constables which has 2500 vacancies, others are 500 learner assistant inspectors of police.

Addressing the press at Police headquarters in Naguru, spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the process was activated by the police commander and it will last for seven days across the country.

“The recruitment process will start on 29th July and end on 4th August and will cover all districts of the country,” he said.

According to police, the recruitment is based on the need of the institution which was identified through the staffing analysis from the human resource development.

It is also in line with the vision to provide services aimed policing a society with reduced crime.

The public has been reminded that police acknowledge that it is a service delivery organization; therefore the quality of service delivered is directly linked to the quality of persons recruited.


Mr Enanga hence said that the process is to be thorough, rigorous and complex. “It is not just a large number of candidates who submit applications,” he said.

The team has been briefed by the IGP on the process to ensure that they recruit sufficient numbers of qualified personnel which is fit for police.

Persons intending to apply have also been reminded about the deadline of submission and it will be the very day the teams visit the specific districts.

Also emphasis has been put on the eligibility and persons with criminality records shall not be considered.

Applicants shall submit hand written application letters, recommendations from area LC chairpersons 1 to 3.

Academic credentials have also been emphasized and candidates intending to apply as probational police constables should bear a maximum of Uganda certificate of education (UCE) and the AIPs a diploma in any science field.

The 500 AIPs shall be recruited into the directorate of forensic, IT and police health services.

The police publicist retaliated that the agency is an equal opportunity employer and promised that the process shall be corruption free without any influence whatsoever.

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