East Kyoga Regional Police headquartered in Soroti City has operationalised two new police divisions to extend services to the public and also fight crime in the local communities.
“The Uganda police force would like to inform the public about the operationalization of new policing divisions within Soroti district. To that effect, Soroti district has been divided into three (3) policing divisions of Western division Police Station, Eastern Division Police Station and Soroti district Police Station,” said police.
According to authorities, the Eastern division Police shall be situated at former Soroti Central Police Station (CPS), and it shall commanded by ASP Buyinza Twaha, Western division shall be situated at the ground floor of East Kyoga Regional Block at Akisim, and it shall be commanded by ASP Byansi Mohamed while Soroti district police division is to be situated at Katine with the Soroti district headquarters, and it shall be commanded by ASP Olang Moses.
Police said that the aim of creating new divisions is to help the law enforcement body achieve the policing median as espoused by the United Nations ratio on international policing standards.
“This shall improve police public protection, vigilante against suspected criminals, service delivery by officers of the Uganda Police Force and general fight against criminality in Soroti district.”
Authorities appealed to the public to make use of this improvement to report crime and contribute towards pacifying the region.
The creation of the new divisions, Police said, shall not affect the existing police stations and posts which shall be supervised by any one of the above divisions depending on which jurisdiction they shall territorially fall.
The development comes at a time when police is commissioning new structures for its regional and district headquarters in Eastern Uganda.
Recently, the Director Welfare, Production and Sports, AIGP Andrew Sorowen, commissioned the newly built East Kyoga regional police headquarters in Soroti city and Kween Central Police with a six-unit staff quarters.
All works are done by the police construction unit.