Uniformed and covertly dressed personnel have been deployed, bomb squads, canine department, public order management force, fire brigade, crime preventers among others to avoid any security surprises, during the regional police games that kicked-off from August 24-29 at Uganda Christian University – Mukono and Kigo shooting Range.
This marks the first ever East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization [EAPCCO] games event. The games are being played under the theme, “promoting community policing and regional cooperation through sports.
Participating teams from host Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya are competing in a number of games that include: Boxing, Athletics, shooting, football, netball, taekwondo, and volleyball.
Uganda Police Force is using sports as a means to promote community policing and cooperation. Meanwhile, Rwanda Police FC is taking part in the football games and will face South Sudan today ahead of the Kenya on the same day. The final football match will take place on Tuesday.