KAMPALA – As the annual CID retreat enters day three, Justice Paul Gadenya, the High Court Judge, has encouraged officers to coordinate and also be co-operative while doing their work.
Mr. Gadenya told officers that coordination will make their work run smoothly and enable them to work together effectively.
The retreat is organised by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and supported by JLOS running under the theme “Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the CID Function and Collective Action”.
Among the officers who participated in the retreat include, the District Criminal Investigations officers, Regional CID officers, heads of departments from Police headquarters and police investigators from specialized units.
Justice Gadenya has also emphasized the importance of communication.
He said that there should be cooperation among all institutions in the justice, law and order sector.
Mr Sam Wairaga, Deputy Technical Adviser JLOS, and Mr Vincent Wogona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions have been also hosted in today’s session.
The retreat started on Monday, July 1 and was launched by the Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola at CID Headquarters Kibuli.
IGP Ochola handed over two cars donated by the JLOS to the Department of Gender-Based Violence and War Crimes Division.
According to him, the major focus of the retreat is to rebuild and Transform the Uganda Police Force into a modern, Professional, service-oriented pro-people and effective institution.
Mr. Ochola added that professionalism should be observed by all personnel.
“All officers must apply the acquired skills, good judgment, and polite behaviour that is expected from a person who is well trained to carry out police work. As for investigations, it requires a constant effort to achieve quality in the performance of investigative activities,” he said.
Mr. Ochola added that investigations must be conducted in a diligent and complete manner, and reasonable steps should be taken to ensure that pertinent issues are sufficiently resolved.