The Uganda Police Force has announced commencement of the 2nd batch of recruitment of 5000 police recruits starting today 7/09/2020.
“Applications are therefore, invited from interested candidates beginning 7th September 2020 till the 19th September 2020, and should be submitted at the respective District/Divisional Police Headquarters. The applications shall be transferred to Police Headquarters where a shortlist of successful candidates shall be processed and published for interviews at a date that will be released later” the statement released on Monday reads in part.
According to police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, this new batch of officers forms part of the recruitment of 10000 new police officers which was launched in August 2019, as part of the police uplift program. The 1st batch of new officers was successfully passed out, Covid-19 free on the 21/08/2020
All interested applicants are advised to read and acquaint themselves with the minimum eligibility criteria before they apply which include; a maximum academic qualification of UCE Certificate (O’level) or its equivalent with at least 4 credits including English and at least a pass in mathematics.
However, candidates who possess qualifications above UCE should NOT apply.
The candidates should be Ugandan Citizens with nalid National ID (NIN) and with no criminal record. They should be physically fit and ready ready to undertake the requisite twelve months Police Basic Training Course.
They should also be ready to work long hours and at times under difficult conditions, be ready to work in any part of the country, possess good communication skills, and must not be a former serving officers in any of the Forces.
Hand written applications addressed to the IGP accompanied by certified copies of Academic documents, photocopy of the National ID, photocopy of the ID of the previous schools attended together with 3 recent Passport size photographs.
Recommendation letters from LCI, LCII, LCIII and RDC (from the respective districts of recruitment) are necessary and the documents should be delivered to the Police District/Divisional Headquarters not later than 19/09/2020.
The police force also warned applicants are warned against giving bribes or make attempts to influence the recruitment process through politicians, unscrupulous people, intermediary agents or policemen. Any persons found to be giving false promises must be reported to the nearest police station, PSU or other Anti-Corruption Agency for investigation, the statement reads.