Police, in a statement released on 22 January 2021, declared that they have stopped 220 trainees who had applied for the Initial Probationer Police training course at Police Training School at Kabalye in Masindi on issues concerning falsification of academic documents and medical requirements.
According to police spokesperson, Mr. Fred Enanga, a total of 182 trainees after thorough verification were found with fabricated academic documents.
Partial reading of 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.”
The police spokesperson added that majority of the applicants held incompetent papers with less than 4 credits, failure in Mathematics other than the pass required, and failure in English other than the credit required whereas other members overaged.
Notably, Mr. Enanga said that all those found with forged documents have been held accountable and also their false documents impounded for more investigation.
“In addition, 182 trainees were discontinued after thorough 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 spokesperson also said that after thorough investigations they established that 38 of the trainees had medical conditions that could not withhold their stay in the training camp.
However, Fred Enanga informed the public that police recruitments are based on merit and rules therefore many faults will not be compromised.
“All trainees underwent very thorough individual assessments at the training school, where it was established that 38 trainees, had medical conditions that could not meet the inherent requirements of operational policing roles in the field. They were as a result discontinued.”
Enanga said, “The public is reminded that recruitment into the police is strictly by rule and merit, process that cannot be comprised.”