Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong and Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura

The Minister for Internal Affairs General Jeje Odong has today officiated at the passing out of 75 senior police and prisons officers at the Senior Police Command College (SPSC) in Bwebajja.

Gen. Odong told the graduates that the training is to equip them with tools necessary for facing the challenging security environment.

“We shall always train at various levels in order to transform from one level to another,” Gen. Odong said, adding: “Training puts you a step ahead of criminals and in case you don’t perfect it to the required level, you will be beaten in and out of the system.”

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He urged the police officers to strengthen community policing, noting that the police needs to engage the public to curb criminality in society.

“When (President) Kaguta Museveni talks of keeping Ugandans safe, he is addressing you officers to make us sleep in peace and to protect our property,’’ General Odong added.

He also paid tribute to slain Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, and implored the graduates to always evoke his murder as a reference point in the bid to protect people against criminal activities.

Earlier on arrival Gen. Odong inspected a Guard of Honour and was also entertained to music by the police brass band.