KAMPALA – Thirty senior Uganda Police Force officers have on Friday been awarded certificates as trainers after completing a four-day Training of Trainers course at the Police Senior Command and Staff College, Bwebajja.
The training, organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations (SSCoS) project, aimed at engaging security officers to ensure the needs and drivers of conflict affecting communities are understood and addressed in line with international best practices.
For the past four days, they were trained how to identify tendencies of Violent Extremism that Lead to Terrorism (VERLT) and how to involve community members in identifying and countering drivers of conflict.
So far, 300 police officers have been trained under the cascading arrangement and more than 2,500 community members have interacted with police officers through town-hall meetings to promote cohesion between security agencies and communities.
The SSCoS project is fully-funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF).