Uganda Police Force to recruit over 5000 probational police officers

The Uganda Police Force has September 7 released an advert for recruiting 5000 suitable qualified Ugandan citizens who want to join the force as probational police constables.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says the new batch of officers forms part of the recruitment of 10000 new police officers which was launched in August 2019, as part of the uplift program.

*It is our determination therefore to continue with our planned programs despite the difficult COVID-19 climate. The 1st batch of new officers was successfully passed out covid-19 free on August 21,” he said.

According to the advert, applicants must posses a maximum academic qualification of O level or it’s equivalent with at least a 4 credits including English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

“Those who posses qualifications above UCE should NOT apply,” reads an excerpt.

Police further say candidates must be Ugandan citizens with valid National IDs, have no criminal record, ready to undertake the requisite twelve months police basic training and must be physically fit.

Police add that these must be ready to work for long hours and at times under difficult conditions.

They should also be ready to work in any part of the country, possess good communication skills.


Hand written applications addressed to the IGP accompanied by
Certified copies of Academic documents.

Photocopy of the National ID
and photocopy of the ID of the previous schools attended.

3 recent Passport size photographs, recommendation letters from LCI, LCII, LCIII and RDC (from the respective districts of recruitment).

“All in the file folder which should be delivered to the Police District/Divisional Headquarters not later than September 19,2020,”

Enanga further empasised that the police is an equal opportunities employer and the process of recruitment is by rule and merit.

“The effective recruitment into the force is subject to successful completion of the initial training,” he said.

He warned all applicants against giving bribes or make attempts to influence the recruitment process through politicians, unscrupulous people, intermediary agents or policemen.

“The public should know that being a police officer is more than a career, but a noble calling. Any persons found to be giving false promises must be reported to the nearest police station, PSU or other Anti-Corruption Agency for investigation,” said Enanga.

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