220 trainees were dismissed from the police training school in Kabalye after lying their way to the institution, CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said in a statement.
“We would like to inform the public that a total of 220 trainees, who had reported for the Initial Probationer Police training course, at the Police Training School at Kabalye, Masindi, have been discontinued from the course on medical grounds and falsification of their academic documents,” the spokesman said.
According to Enanga, after thorough medical assessments at the training school, it was established that 38 trainees had medical conditions that could not meet the inherent requirements of the training and the subsequent operational policing roles in the field.
“They were as a result discontinued,” he said.
“An additional 182 trainees, were discontinued after though verification of their academic documents. Upon thorough scrutiny, they were found with forged documents, others had less than 4 credits, failures in English other than the credit required, failure in Mathematics other than the pass required, while others were found to be overaged, which automatically ruled them out of the training. All the forged academic documents were confiscated and exhibited at Masindi CPS, where investigations were instituted.”
The police spokesman reminded the public that recruitment into the police is strictly by rule and merit, a process that cannot be compromised.