The Federal Republic of Germany has today donated one brand new single cabin Nissan pickup, 25 video cameras and 1000 chairs to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Training School at a function held at Police Headquarters, Naguru.
The assortment was handed over to the Joint Chief Of Staff AIGP, Jack Bakasumba, by a delegation from the German Embassy in Uganda, headed by His Excellency Mister Schauer, the Deputy Ambassador of the Federal Republic of German.
In his speech, AIGP Bakasumba, thanked the German government for the strong spirit of cooperation the German government has enjoyed with the Uganda Police Force and Uganda at large.
“This is an enormous support to the Uganda Police Force, for which we shall always remember as an institution. It’s an illustration of the strong relationship that exists between the two sister countries. This support will not only fight crime within Ugandan borders but also across. We pledge to use this equipment professionally and guard against any misuse,” AIGP Bakasumba said.
The German government has previously supported the force in training of crime scene management officers, finger prints, bomb scene management, crime trend analysis, narcotic drug investigations, forensic photography and homicide investigations among others.
AIGP Bakasumba was accompanied by AIGP Grace Akullo the Director CID, AIGP Asan Asan Kasingye CPC, Ag Director Forensics SP Andrew Mubiru, Ag director ICT CP Felix Baryamwisakyi among others.
This donation comes at the time when the UPF is undertaking efforts to professionalize the Force majorly by making Investigations scientific for the better service delivery of the public.