Police officers have been urged to establish strong relationships with communities as it is important in enforcing the law.
The Police Political Commissar AIGP Asan Kasingye said this to 47 police officers who were completing a two-week Political Commissar induction course at Senior Command and Staff College, Bwebajja.
“You should go out to the public and ensure that the relationship with the community is strong. That there is internal cohesion among the police officers,” AIGP Kasingye said.
“Listen to their concerns from welfare to administration and bring them to the attention of unit commanders. At the end of the day, we want a police force that is ideologically oriented, with integrity, and one that serves the public.”
During the Friday ceremony, the AIGP urged the police officers to be ambassadors of discipline in the force. "As political commissars, you should ensure that discipline in the force is adhered to. Not only should you be exemplary, but also be ambassadors of discipline.”
According to an official statement, this is the second intake of the Political Commissar course designed to deepen the ideological training of the police force.
According to AIGP Kasingye, the primary responsibility is to have ideologically conscious police officers who understand that the services of the force must be achieved through a partnership between the police and the public that they serve.