have created three new regional police command units in Gulu. The new units include
Bardege-Layibi Division, Laroo-Pece Division, and Gulu District.
previously had eight District Police Commanders but the new command units have
expanded the territorial area to 11 respectively.
Regional Police Commander Stephen Kaija says that the region has received
officers attached to these new administrative areas. They include ASP Kondrad
Byomugish, OC Station transferred from Katwe Police Station to Bardege-Layibi
Division as its first Division Commander.
the, Acting Police Commander for Gulu City is relocated to Laroo-Pece Division
as the Division Commander, Swaibe Taban moved from the human resource department
as the District Police Commander for Gulu District.
“We found it
wise to create regional commands in the City to respond to the urban population
explosion and its challenges” Kaija explained.
noted that the force is still unable to deploy the officers in those newly
administrative units due to a lack of infrastructure.
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“Yes they have all reported but there are no facilities established in those
areas to effect their deployments,” Kaija said.
At least 63 police constables were equally deployed in the 11 different
administrative areas that include Pader, Omoro, Nwoya, Amuru, Agago,
Kitgum, Lamwo and Gulu District, and Gulu City.
Assistant Commissioner of Police for Community Affairs Muleterwa Anatoli has
urged the Commanders to coordinate with the local leaders in the management of
crime in their administrative areas.