In a bid to revamp its image, Uganda Police Force has Monday relaunched its news publication in form of a magazine called “Police Habari”
The magazine is produced by the department of publications headed by SSP Emilian Kayima also a former police spokesman.
According to the law enforcement body, the magazine shall be published quarterly; that is after every four months.
While releasing the first edition of the publication at police headquarters, Director Asan Kasingye said that it will help address five key major areas in the force.
He said that it will act as a platform for intra and inter communication in the police force.
“Sometimes officers lack a platform where they can express themselves on different issues such as administration, management and their policing areas, therefore this is a great avenue for them,” Kasingye said.
Authorities also say that it will also help in promoting community policing on top of being a source of guidance to both officers and the public in various policing issues.
Mr Kasingye noted that with such publication in circulation, it will enable police counter fake news and other related negative information, hence revamping the agency’s image.
The first edition focused on gender based violence and crimes against children.
According to police, the initiative was taken to address the raising criminality against children as indicated in the crime report which was released recently.