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Uganda National Police

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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 Martin Okoth Ochola. Ochoa replaced former IGP, General Edward Kale Kayihura in March 2018.

Uganda National Police
Poliisi ya Uganda
Common nameUganda Police
AbbreviationUP
Agency overview
Formed1900s
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionUG
Uganda map de.png
Map of Uganda National Police's jurisdiction.
Size241,038 square kilometres (93,065 sq mi)
Population35,918,900[1]
Legal jurisdictionUganda
General nature
HeadquartersUNP Headquarters
Katalima Road
Naguru, Kampala

Agency executive
Parent agencyUganda Ministry of Internal Affairs
Units
DistrictsDistricts of Uganda
Website
upf.go.ug

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HistoryEdit

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]

EquipmentEdit

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]

FirearmsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". Theinsider.ug. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.

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