Uganda National Police

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Uganda National Police
Poliisi ya Uganda
Common name Uganda Police
Abbreviation UP
Agency overview
Formed 1900s
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Size 241,038 square kilometres (93,065 sq mi)
Population 35,918,900[1]
Legal jurisdiction Uganda
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters UNP Headquarters
Katalima Road
Naguru, Kampala
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.[2]


In 2015, the police agency took delivery of three new aircraft, including one PZL W-3A Sokół helicopter; one AgustaWestland AW109 GrandNew helicopter; and one fixed wing aircraft.[3][4][5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estimated Uganda Population 2014". Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Lumu, David (11 April 2014). "Uganda Police changes name". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Bagala, Andrew (18 March 2015). "Police to get 3 new aircrafts [sic]". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Augusta Westland [sic] shapes up Ugandan Police Force". African Aerospace. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Police buys choppers, eyes continental force". 19 March 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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