Frank Baine, the spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Service, has tipped military police officers on patriotism, professionalism, discipline and humility while executing law and order.
This was during a customer care training to 147 Military Police officers who are currently undergoing a special one month training course on the ‘management of sophisticated and high profile criminals’ at Prisons Academy and Training School (PATS) in Luzira.
During his interaction with the team, Baine emphasised that they must respect and protect human rights.
He added that while implementing lawful orders in their respective line of duty, the image of the force and uniqueness of the military brand should highly be protected.
He said that they should be vigilant and consistent in being patriotic, professional, obedient to civilian authority and disciplined at all times.
The course is expected to empower military police officers on proper way of handling criminals while adhering to public order management Act.
The concerns raised by the trainees rotated around challenging orders during heated riots and demonstrations.
He advised them to use a cautious and humane approach in implementing of orders.
Officers also appreciated the integration of customer care training in their line of duty.