More than 300 detectives in Kampala Metropolitan Police have been eliminated from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Uganda Radio Network reports.
According to URN, the detectives were dropped in a two day’s screening exercise conducted by a six man panel comprised of officers from the Kampala Metropolitan Police Management and Directorate of Human Resource.
More than 1000 detectives went through the exercise, which focused on their performance, character and records.
The affected detectives are from the rank of Constables to Assistant Superintendents of Police-ASPs.
The detectives will have to wait for deployment in the general police service department.
A top police officer who was involved in the screening exercise, says the affected detectives had performance and record issues.
“Those picked out were the ones the panel felt had no time for investigating crimes,” URN quotes the officer as saying.