The Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola has halted the operating licenses for thirty nine Private Security Companies.
These companies failed to fulfill some or all of the necessary conditions for license renewal last year(2022) as per Regulation 14(d) of the Police (Control of Private Security Organisations) Regulations 2013.
Some of the conditions include;
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- An NSSF certificate of clearance.
- Evidence of payment of gun licensing fees/ gun rental fees.
- Evidence of annual inspection of the company.
All regional Police Commanders have been instructed to ensure that these companies halt their operations and ensure compliance to the suspension. A team of officers from Private Security and Firearms department have been instructed to conduct withdraw/ recovery of firearms from the respective PSOs.
Uganda Police Force continues to receive requests for license reinstatement from PSOs whose licenses were previously suspended. This will depend on whether the necessary conditions for renewal of the license have been fulfilled.
The Directorate of Operations has developed Standard Operating Procedures for all Private security Companies. Each PSO has been supplied a copy of the SOPs for compliance. Important to note is that each Private Security Guard shall receive mandatory training based on a standard training curriculum. Deployment of security guards shall depend on their successful accomplishment of this mandatory training.
The suspended companies are;
ALPHA GUARD SECURITY SERVICES
TĄCTICAL SECURITY SERVICES LTD
FIELD BUREAU INVESTIGATORS LTD
KWISAPH SECURITY LTD
CRACK SECURITY LTD
BLUE WAȚER GUARD$ SECURITY SERVICES LTD
BYAKUNO SECURITY SERVICES LTD
BLUE FOX GUARDS DND
SOLID SECURITY SERVICES LTD
AL-THURAYA CONSULTANCY LTD .
TAIFA SECURITY (U) LTD
UNITED HEROES LTD
AZA SECURITY CO. LTD
AXIS WARRORS LTD
BUKA SECURITY SERVICES LTD
WINK WORTH INVESTIGATORS AND DETECTIVE AGENCY LTD
CHRISTIAN GUARDS SECURITY SERVICES LTD
EXECUTIVE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LTD
RESERVE PROTECTÍON SERVICES LTD
IRIS SECURITY COMPANY LTD
SHARP SECURITY O. LTD
STRAT CORPS SECURITY LTD
TEBE SECURITY GROUP LTD
ZEBRA SECURITY CO. LTD
KBJ GUARDS CO, LTD
THE GIDEONS MEN
RANGERŞ SECURITY LTD
ELGA FORÇE SECUNTY LPD
ANKA SECURKȚY SERVICES LTD
NDUGARI SECURITY SERVICES LTD
KRONE (U) LTD
TRUST SECURITY COMPANY LTD
STAR REACT SECURITY GUARDS LTD
DELTA FORCE PROTECȚION SERVICES LTD
PREMIER SECURITY SYSTEM LTD
ALERT GUARDS & SEÇURITY SYSTEMS LTD
TRACKER (U) LTD