The Uganda Police has unveiled a new uniform for Traffic Officers to match the khaki for General Duties officers.
The Uniform was unveiled on Monday morning by Police Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye.
Effective immediately, all traffic officers countrywide will now be wearing Khaki, white belts and a cap bearing black and white color.
“The new Khaki uniform will have specific features purposely to differentiate them from general duty police personnel,” Kasingye said.
This decision follows a resolution by the Police Advisory Committee at the beginning of the year to change the white uniform.
“Each officer will be given two pairs of uniform and starting tomorrow, they will be donning the new uniforms,” Kasingye added.
He added “The white girders will help prevent water from getting into the shoes of the officers.” The chevrons will also be in white.
“The white uniform came in 2007 in preparation for the Common Wealth Heads of Government meeting. After that, we found that police have many uniforms and we had to reduce them.”
Kasingye stressed that uniforms for the Anti- Stock Theft Unit(ASTU), Marine and Aviation Police have also been changed.
He said that more than 46000 officers in number and each one of us will get two new pairs of uniform.
AIGP Kasingye revealed that detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division will be given Kaunda suits as part of their uniforms.