IGP Promotes Over 3000 Inspectorates & Non Commissioned Police Officers

IGP Promotes Over 3000 Inspectorates & Non Commissioned Police Officers

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The IGP in exercising delegated powers from H.E The President, yesterday promoted 3,097 subordinate officers, to various ranks of inspector of Police, (IP), Assistant Inspector of Police, (AIP) Sergeant (SGT) and corporal (CPL), out of the promoted officers, 2566 were male, and 531 were female.

The promotions of the subordinated officers were based on transparency, openness and objectivity to ensure fairness and equity of the process. These include among other factors the following; performance, current responsibility,  leadership abilities,  command abilities,  time spent on rank, discipline,  patriotism and integrity,  length of service in the force, the highest level of education,  career courses attended, a record of service and physical fitness among others.

Out of a grand total of 11823 subordinated police officers, recommended for promotion to the next rank by their territorial commanders, 3,097 were successfully vetted in consideration of the key parameters indicated above. The appointments and promotions committee (subordinate) in consideration of the set criteria recommended as follows;

(i) From Police countable to Corporal (PC-CPL); The Appointments And Promotions Committee (Subordinate) considered 1258 officers who had stayed on the rank of Constable for 14 years and above; instructors and additional officers informed units who were successfully vetted.

(ii) From Corporal to Sergeant (CPL-SGT) The Appointments and Promotions  Committee (Subordinate) considered 1099 officers who had stayed on the rank of Corporal for 9 years and above, plus officers in formed units, who were successfully vetted.

(iii) From Sergeant to Assistant Inspector of Police (SGT-AIP); The Appointments and Promotions {subordinate} Committee considered 404 officers who had stayed on the rank of SGT for 10 years and above; officers with 31years experience but spent 9years on the rank of SGT, plus officers informed units and specialized units, who were successfully vetted.

(iv) From Assistant Inspector of Police to Inspector of Police (AIP -IP) The appointments and Promotions committee (subordinate) considered 336 officers who had stayed on the rank of AIP for 10years and above; officers who had served in the force for 32 years but with 9 years on the rank of AIP plus officers from formed units, who were successfully vetted.

Table
Ranks Male (%) Female (%)
PC – CPL 1,103 (88) 155(12%) 1,258
CPL – SGT 883 (80%) 216 (20%) 1,099
SGT – AIP 306 (76%) 98 (24%) 404
AIP – IP 274 (81%) 62 (19%) 336
Total 2566 (83%) 531 (17%) 3,097

It’s worth noting that promotions in the UPF were consistent till the last promotions of 2016. The subsequent promotions were halted by the Inspectorate of Government till the year 2020 when police management re-embarked on the promotion exercise of its officers.

The IGP has congratulated all the promoted officers commended them for their hard work and dedication. He urged the officers not to look at their promotions as a personal achievement, but as an enhancement that comes with added duties and responsibilities. He further urged them to take their responsibilities very seriously in the interest of the safety and security of all Ugandans and visitors in the country.

He added that the selected officers will undergo further training to fit their roles, duties and ranks to help enhance the leadership capacity of the UPF at the frontline. According to Ochola, all those officers who will not live to their expectations of responsibility will have their promotions withdrawn.

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