KAMPALA – 32 Police Officers drawn from various Police Units through which traffickers normally cross the victims with, have been equipped with knowledge and skills in investigating cases related to human trafficking.
The course was on Thursday, February 20 officially opened by the Director Human Resource Development and Training, AIGP Godfrey Golooba.
The two-day course is ongoing at Police Training School, Kibuli and is facilitated by the Human Trafficking Institute of USA.
In his address, AIGP Golooba, noted that the aim of picking the participants from border units is to address the changing modus operandi of the traffickers whom he said have shifted their recruitment drive to rural areas.
“It is therefore important that Police officers in rural areas be equipped with knowledge and skills to curtail this recruitment drive,” said Golooba.
He urged the officers to take seriously the use of knowledge and skills given to them in the fight against the vice in their areas of operation.
The officers are being trained in two areas, investigating crimes of human trafficking to adduce the right evidence, through knowing the correct and exact approaches while handling all cases to do with human trafficking, and how to handle the victims of human trafficking.
The participants have been drawn from areas of Mutukula, Bunagana, Malaba, Busia, Ishansha, Mponwe, Lwakhakha and Kyanika.