5 December 2012

Uganda: Police Train Private Security Firms On Target Shooting

POLICE has launched the training of target shooting amongst private security firms faulting irregularities and unprofessionalism during recruitment.

Police alleges that private security firms recruit unprofessional guards who have never handled guns.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Ibin Senkumbi said that, this training is to effect the handling of the gun by private guards while on duty and under attack by criminals.

"Police training private security firms on target shooting is a normal procedure after recruitment by the firms," Senkumbi said.

Senkumbi said, after police took through 150 guards attached to Securex a private security firm in a series of target shootings at Busega shooting ground, Kampala district. The training was on Saturday, last week.

He added that the shooting range for the private security firms helps to equip the guards with the best skills of application when attacked by armed thugs under places of surveillance.

The Securex Country Manager Vikash Chandra said this exercise only applies to recruits onto the security firm.

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