Uganda National Police
|Uganda National Police
Poliisi ya Uganda
|Common name||Uganda Police|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Size||241,038 square kilometres (93,065 sq mi)|
|Agency executive||Inspector General, Martin Okoth Ochola|
|Parent agency||Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Districts||Districts of Uganda|
The Uganda National Police is the national police force of Uganda. The head of the Force is called the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The current IGP is General Edward Kale Kayihura. He is a military officer of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF).
Up until April 2014, the official name of the government agency was Uganda Police Force. On that day, the IGP publicly announced the name change.
- Jericho 941- counter-terrorism officers
- Remington 870 12 Gauge
- AK-47 7.62x39mm
- Federal Riot Gun- Deployed by riot police
- Luke Kercan Ofungi - Long serving former IGP
- General Edward Katumba Wamala - First military officer to serve as Inspector General
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