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Uganda

  • INTERPOL Kampala
  • Member since :
    31 August 1966
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Uganda

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Dog trainers with Head of Police

Vision:

To provide an enlightened and motivated police force that is efficient and accountable.

Mission:

To secure life and property in partnership with the public in a committed and professional manner in order to promote development

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) is responsible for:

  • Protecting life and property;
  • Maintaining law and order;
  • Crime prevention and detection;
  • Co-operation with civilian authorities and other security bodies. 

 

INTERPOL Kampala

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Uganda is part of the UPF’s Directorate of INTERPOL & Peace Support Operations, which is responsible for international and regional cooperation in fighting transnational crime.  INTERPOL Kampala is staffed exclusively by UPF police officers.

INTERPOL Kampala is made up of the following desks:

  1. Public Safety & Terrorism;
  2. Drugs and Criminal Organisations;
  3. Financial, Economic & High-tech Crimes;
  4. Property crime, motor vehicle theft and stolen works of art;
  5. Immigration and stolen / lost travel documents;
  6. Fugitives and missing people;
  7. Trafficking in Human Beings / Child Abuse;
  8. Environmental Crime.
INTERPOL Kampala in action
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
04 May 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa

One man has been arrested and warrants issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least 8,635 kg of ivory and 53 kg of rhino horn from East and Southern Africa to Asia.   A 44-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of traffickin...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
23 October 2015

Fighting pharmaceutical crime focus of INTERPOL training in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – An INTERPOL training course to educate participants on how to create effective training programmes to combat pharmaceutical crime within their countries has concluded in Uganda.The five-day (19-23 October) session was INTERPOL’s first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held in Africa with a focus on pharmaceutical crime. It brought together 19 p...
11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

LYON, France – Baby food, cosmetics, televisions, mobile phones and toys were among goods worth USD 5.6 million seized during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime groups trading fake and illicit products across Eastern and Southern Africa.Operation Wipeout was conducted across seven countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanz...
26 June 2014

Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda unite efforts to combat illegal timber trade in East Africa

Nairobi, 26 June 2014 – High-level government representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today, at the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), announced their intention to work together, along with INTERPOL and UN agencies, to curb the illegal timber trade that is stripping East Africa of one of its most valuable natural resources.The East...
25 February 2014

Response to elephant poaching and ivory trafficking focus of new INTERPOL report

NAIROBI, Kenya – With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, a new INTERPOL report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates.The report, produced by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security unit, also highlights the need for increased intelligence...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
10 January 2012

INTERPOL appoints senior Ugandan police officer as its first female director from Africa

LYON, France - The world’s largest international police organization has appointed Ugandan police officer Elizabeth Kuteesa to lead a key department at its General Secretariat headquarters, marking the first appointment of an African woman as an INTERPOL director.Announcing the appointment of Elizabeth Kuteesa as Director of INTERPOL’s National Central Bu...
26 August 2010

East Africa’s Operation Mamba III bolsters fight against counterfeit medicines with INTERPOL-IMPACT support

A combined international operation across East Africa targeting counterfeit medical products and pharmaceutical crimes has resulted in the seizure of at least 10 tons of counterfeit and illicit medical products and more than 80 arrests of individuals suspected of involvement in the illegal manufacture, trafficking or sale of counterfeit and diverted medic...
18 July 2010

Reconstructed photos of suspected killers in Uganda terror attacks on football fans published by INTERPOL

LYON, France – INTERPOL Black Notices featuring reconstructed photos of two suspected suicide bombers who targeted football fans watching the World Cup final in Kampala, have been issued at the request of Uganda Police in a bid to identify the suspects.Remains of the bombers recovered from the scenes following the blasts on the night of Sunday 11 July in...
12 July 2010

Deadly attacks on football fans in Uganda condemned by INTERPOL

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned Sunday’s attacks in Kampala on football fans gathered to watch the World Cup final as ‘despicable and cowardly’ and promised the world police body’s full support to the Ugandan authorities’ investigation. At the request of the head of Ugandan Police, Major General Kale Kayihura, INTER...
30 November 2009

Illegal ivory trade focus of biggest ever transnational wildlife crime operation in Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL

More than two tons of illegal ivory have been seized and more than 100 people arrested in the largest-ever transnational operation targeting wildlife crime across Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL.Codenamed Operation Costa, the series of actions involved officers from police, national wildlife, customs and national intelligence agencies across six countries...
02 October 2009

East African countries crack down on counterfeiters in INTERPOL/IMPACT–supported Operation Mamba II

A combined operation involving Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda targeting counterfeit medical products resulted in 83 police cases being opened and the prosecution of several individuals suspected of being involved in the illicit trafficking of medical products.Police, customs, drugs regulatory authorities and other stakeholders from all three countries, suppor...
17 November 2008

Africa sees largest-ever international operation against wildlife crime, co-ordinated with INTERPOL

An operation across Africa on Saturday targeting wildlife crime has led to the arrest of almost 60 people and the seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory. The one-day sweep targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points.The arrests and seizures were part of a five-country law enforcemen...
29 October 2008

Operation Mamba (IMPACT) – targeting counterfeit medicines in Tanzania and Uganda

The first combined INTERPOL- World Health Organization (WHO) operations targeting counterfeit pharmaceutical products took place between 29 September and 5 October 2008 in Tanzania and Uganda. The operations formed part of the WHO’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT).Counterfeit medical products – the problemCounterfeit...

Red Notices 15

SADIQ
MUHAMMAD
Age today: 56 years old
Nationality: Pakistan

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IBRAHIM ISMAEL
AHMED
Age today: 23 years old
Nationality: Somalia

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All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 3

ASIIMWE
ROBERT
Age today: 32 years old
Nationality: Uganda

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KISAKA
DERRIK
Age today: 39 years old
Nationality: Uganda

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All Missing persons