The Uganda Police Force yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN University of Peace for Africa (UPEACE) that will see Police officers acquire more policing skills and improve professionalism in the force.
The training which is structured to accommodate senior police officers and commanders, is set to offer Master’ degrees in Peace, Governance, Research and joint Publication at the Police University college Bwebajja starting September this year.
While signing the MOU, the Inspector General of police Gen. Kale Kayihura said that officers will be trained in security related matters by UPEACE.
Gen. Kayihula explained that it is a great opportunity for the police force to acquire more policing skills which will boost professionalism among officers.
Kayihura emphasized that police officers must be masters of society meaning that they should be well educated and well informed which requires them to seek opportunities for better learning.
The Director of programs at UPEACE Prof Dr. Samuel Kale Ewusi said: “The MOU between the Uganda Police Force and the UN University is to demonstrate and build capacity in police training and quality education across Africa.
Dr. Kale also promised to structure the course for next year’s intake to accommodate low level police of officers”