Speaking at the pass out of 609 gazetted officers, non-commissioned officers and men at Kigo, who have been undergoing a basic security and tactical course, Brigadier Sabiiti said the officers have no place in police after such an action.
The officers under question include; Probational Police Constables Kenneth Tamale, Julius Lwabayi and Jerry Openyrwoth. They had been sent from Masaka regional police region but after a few days on the two-month course, they abandoned the training base.
The pass out was the third since 2017 when Kampala Metropolitan Police began implementing the Police Council resolution for all directorates and departments to have internal basic security management courses.
So far 1,100 police personnel have undergone the training which incorporates a tactical training for weapons handling, target shooting, and counter insurgency response among many others.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Frank Mwesigwa, says the tactical training, especially target shooting, will help officers avoid cases of stray bullets.
Brigadier Sabiiti says he has been impressed by various aspects of the course which include multi-tasking of officers from all units, mixing of officers from all ranks in the training as well as the tactical aspect of the training.
"With the current wave of crime, it's important for every officer to be able to respond even if it is a traffic officer. I'm really impressed and I pledge my support for the continuation of the training," Sabiiti said.
He added that all other regions, units and directorates should borrow a leaf from this. Some of the officers taken for the course include cadets who have been away from the training school for a year and a half.