The course is aimed at tipping and equipping officers with skills and knowledge in reducing and fighting crimes that are committed by people who use fraudulent documents.
80 police officers from Criminal Investigation Directorate headquarters and Kampala Metropolitan Region on Wednesday started on a two-day course on fraudulent document identification and detection of imposters.
Presiding over the opening ceremony at Kibuli police training school, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi urged the officers to take the course seriously and use the knowledge acquired in fighting crimes that are committed by criminals using fraudulent documents.
“In this era of globalization, where transnational organized crimes is ever on the increase, improved capacity in fraudulent document identification and detection of imposters is much needed so you have not come here to waste time. It’s very important that you are here. So, take this course seriously, concentrate , pick any skill that you can and share the knowledge that you will learn,“ Maj. Gen. Sabiiti said.
“This training will go a long way in enhancing police capacity in detection and reduction of crime. Fraudulent documents do not only concern transnational crimes, they affect us locally as well here. We have had fraudulent agreements, land tittles and national identifications among others that facilitate criminals internally,” he added .
“I want to thank the facilitators, it’s a step in the right direction and I hope it will enrich your experience in fighting crime,” he noted.
AIGP Grace Akullo, the Director Criminal Investigations commended the US Embassy for assistance given towards such trainings.
She said perpetrators of fraudulent document crimes hide their identities such that they are not identified saying a number of suspects have been arrested worldover.
“Most of them are suspects of transnational crimes like drug trafficking, human trafficking, wild life trafficking , trafficking in small arms and light weapon and terrorism.Therefore this course comes at a right time when we have to build the capacities of detectives to handle such crimes,” she noted.