By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The fate of the recently recruited 5000 Probation Police Constables (PPCs) and Learner Assistant Inspectors of Police (AIPs) is to be determined by the Uganda Police Advisory Committee (PAC) later today.
The recruits were selected from various parts of Uganda by the 25 teams that were vetted by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola Ochola.
Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, said all the 25 teams have already presented documents of the recruits, which have been scrutnised in collaboration with Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB).
The 26th team pitched camp at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) at Kibuli, in Kampala to purposely recruit 500 Learner AIPs.
Enanga said the final scrutiny and decision on when the recruits will start their 12 months training will be made during the PAC meeting chaired by the IGP.
The recruiting teams will also present a list of qualifying PPCs and Learner AIPs candidates to fill gaps of those who might be dropped because of gaps in their documents like Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), health condition and criminal records.
SpyUganda has learnt that at least 1000 names were picked during the recruitment exercise and placed on the standby list. All persons who have ever been convicted of criminal offences will be dropped.
Unlike the previous years where PPCs were strictly Senior Six leavers, this year’s recruitment is only for men and women aged below 25 years and possess an ordinary level certificate. Whoever presented an advanced level (UACE) for PPC position was rejected.
Learner AIPs who are going to be trained in forensic, criminal investigation and crime intelligence are strictly Diploma holders in science or related courses.
Enanga explained that police leadership took a decision to recruit only Senior Four leavers as PPCs because they are committed to their work.