182 Expelled Police Trainees Face Prosecution in Court

At least 182 police trainees expelled from Police Training School-PTS at Kabalye in Masindi district risk being prosecuted in criminal court over forged documents.

Police leadership directed PTS commander, Abubaker Ziwedde, to audit all documents of 5000 trainees and it was established that 182 had falsified academic papers while others lied on their age during recruitment.

Commissioner of Police –CP Fred Enanga, who is also the police spokesperson, confirmed that the trainees have been discontinued and their forged academic documents are being investigated by Masindi police station.

Enanga explained that police have also expelled 38 trainees who also lied on their medical documents. This brings the total number of trainees expelled from PTS to 220 according Enanga’s 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,” Enanga said.

Police said 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.

Ugandans have been reminded that recruitment into the police is strictly by rule and merit, a process that cannot be compromised.