By; Ben Musanje
09th July 2019
Criminal Investigations commanders have called for refresher courses for police officers under Field Force Unit (FFUs).
In the resolutions signed by over 348 CID commanders during a five-day retreat and presented by Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Secretary Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Richard Lutalo, senior detectives blame FFUs commanders for conducting operations without their involvement.
Drawn from specialized units like Flying Squad Unit (FSU), Special Investigations Division (SID), Crime Intelligence (CI), Regional, District and Divisional CIDs, senior investigators said it was inappropriate to task them to handle situations of FFUs’ operations that have gone wrong.
About 15 000 FFUs officers in the Police Force are always at the fore front to quash real or perceived protests. They dress in blue camouflage uniforms, armed with shields, helmets, batons, teargas canisters, Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and guns. They have always been accused of brutality and highhandedness while executing their roles.