The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has said something needs to be done urgently to combat increasing crime in the country.
Speaking on Friday during a graduation ceremony of police officers who completed Masters degrees in peace, governance and security at Bwebajja, Kayihura said that the traditional way of hunting, arresting and producing criminals in court is no longer effective, adding that there is need to teach discipline to people right from their communities.
“There are fundamental problems in the society that need to be tackled,” Gen Kayihura said.
“There is a crisis of values; churches, mosques and cultural institutions should help.”
He said that these days, youths are contracted to carry out crime as a form of employment which he said is wrong and needs to be addressed.
He called upon cultural and religious institutions to come in handy to save the deteriorating situation.
The Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo who officiated the pass-out, applauded the police leadership for their efforts to train officers.
“Training is the bread and butter of any police officer,” Gen Odongo said.
Thirty seven senior police officers graduated with masters degree in peace, governance and security after completing a year’s course.