White Police Uniform To Be Phased Out.
Written by Amy on March 2, 2021
White polished uniform worn by men and women at street corners and round about spots in mainly busy roads in city centers, the Uganda Traffic Police has been noticed doing its duty and easily noticed as well.
But this is changing now as Police leadership has resolved to replace the white uniform for traffic officers with a new Khaki uniform is expected to be distributed to all traffic personnel starting next Monday.
The consideration to change traffic uniform according to sources started in 2019 after images of traffic officers in tight attires went viral on social media; also drivers make fun of them while on duty. Another reason why police top management decided to adopt Khaki which has been for general duty police officers is that some personnel are supposedly messy and unable to keep the uniforms neat.
Traffic Police Spokesperson, Charles Ssebambulidde, who is also former traffic operations commander, said he was yet to get any communication about the change of uniforms.
Nevertheless, a source at Nateete police station which also serves as headquarters for traffic personnel said Khaki uniform has already been adopted by traffic leadership including the director Commissioner Lawrence Niwabiine who has addressed the media three times wearing Khaki uniform written “traffic”.
It is said that even though traffic officers will be wearing Khaki uniform, they will have specific features purposely to distinguish them from general duty police personnel.