By Francis Otucu
The Police Training School, Kabalye in Masindi has fired 220 police trainees on account of medical grounds and falsifying their academic documents.
“All trainees underwent very thorough individual medical assessments at the training school, where 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,” Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, confirmed the firing adding, “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.”
To this, the police warned the public that recruitment into the police is strictly by rule and merit, a process that cannot be compromised.