EU, Police & Partners Move To Equip Officers In Cases Of Trafficking, Smuggling

EU, Police & Partners Move To Equip Officers In Cases Of Trafficking, Smuggling

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By Spy Uganda

The European Union through the ‘Better Migration Management’ program in partnership with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, CIVIPOL and Uganda Police Force are in the final stages of conducting training for police officers in Trafficking in Persons (TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) for the region and in the horn of Africa.

Police says the training is aimed at equipping its officers with the required skills and competencies in dismantling organized criminal gangs involved in the illegal crossing of borders.

”The training in TiP and SOM will help officers in identifying Traffickers and Smugglers who operate innumerable routes in different ways and means. Officers will also be in a position to identify victims and their specific rights and needs,” says Police adding;

”They will know about the referral guidelines to be followed to investigate and prosecute TiP and SOM cases. The UPF Human Resource Development Directorate is championing developing the training manual, which will be enrolled in all Police Training Institutions, police regions and specialized police units.”

Police further says the training will be on phenomena responses, investigation methods, Standard Operating procedures, and international, regional, and national responses.

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