The new Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola has effected major changes in the entire Police Force. The affected divisions range from Headquarters up to Regions and districts.
This is a latest development that started with the dismissal of the former IGP Kale Kayihura and which dismissal was followed by an amalgamation of Police Units that had been created and separated by Kale Kayihura such as Special Operations, Flying Squad Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Criminal Case File Tracking, Task Force (CCTF) and Surveillance and Special Operations.
Other key units such a Police Air wing, Railway Police Canine, Environmental Protection Police, Marine, Agricultural Police, Mineral Protection Police and Presidential Protection Group that were split from the Operational Directorate were returned to Operations.
The latest shuffle made April 13th 2018 has seen Commissioner of Police (CP) Fred Enanga made the Head of the Criminal Investigation Division in charge of Administration and Training, a key role that is responsible for the training investigators in the CID directorate.
A former police spokesperson, Enanga is one the biggest assignees of this reshuffle, having been serving in weaker positions ever since he was replaced as a publicist for the force. In the same reshuffle, Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) Geoffrey Chombe has been transferred from heading Counter Terrorism at the police headquarters to the directorate of Crime Intelligence.
SCP Charles Asaba will deputise Chombe, after being moved from the directorate of Counter Terrorism.
Ochola has also moved CP Fortunate Habyara from the Human Resource Management department to the directorate of Crime Intelligence at Police headquarters.
Commissioner Edison Gumisiriza has been transferred from crime investigation to PSU while ACP Jerome Baryayanga has been move to Agriculture police from International police.
ACP Polly Namaye, has been transferred from Political Commissar directorate where she was transferred last month and appointed acting commissioner in charge of information and publication.
The reshuffle has also affected regional police commanders in policing regions like North Kyoga, East Kyoga, Great Masaka, Aswa, Rwizi, among others.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Frank Mwesigwa was also moved from the strategic position sent to Tourism Police and replaced with Moses Kafeero, an action that has been seen as a demotion.