The Inspector General of Police Monday, July 20, 2015, with immediate effect appointed ACP Aguma Joel as the Deputy Director, Crime Intelligence Directorate.
He will report to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola, who is overseeing the activities under the Directorate, according to CP Fred Enanga, Press and Public Relations Officer Uganda Police.
“We would like to wish him well in his new appointment as he strives to represent the highest standards of excellence in service to our institution and country,” Enanga said in a statement.
The CIID has already been taken over by the deputy Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth-Ochola, who now controls the intelligence tasks following the split of the police Criminal Investigations and the Intelligence Directorate (CIID) into two independent bodies.
The directorate was headed by Ms Grace Akullo, who handed over intelligence gathering powers and instruments to Okoth-Ochola, last Thursday in Kampala District.
Charles Asaba has been serving as the CIID deputy director in charge of intelligence.
The Criminal Investigations Directorate will now concentrate on crime investigations while intelligence directorate will do the spying and analysing crime, a role earlier performed by the disbanded Special Branch.
In 2008, IGP disbanded CIID on allegations that it was duplicating Internal Security Organisation work.
The relationship between the IGP and Ms Akullo was strained after the two disagreed on how the Shs165bn pension case was handled.