When is the Next UPF Uganda Police Force Recruitment

By | August 18, 2022

This article will provide you with valuable details that will assist you in applying for the Uganda Police Force (UPF) Recruitment for the year 2021/2022, and we will be providing you with the instructions and requirements on how to apply for this job through UPF Recruitment Portal

The recruitment is open to all, but not everyone will be hired; I understand your concern, but it is true; only those who meet the requisite requirements will be considered.

That is why you must follow our guidance step by step, as we will include various guidelines and procedures on how to apply for the Uganda Police Force (UPF) recruitment, and if you do so, you will master the skill of applying for this great Recruitment 2021.

Before I proceed, I wish to advise that you follow every information given here concerning the Recruitment strictly so as to be at the safe side because many people rush to apply for various recruitment without following the due processes. In this article, we have taken time to outline everything needed to apply for the recruitment. Make sure you follow the steps accordingly.

The Ministry of Defense under the Section of Uganda Police Jurisdiction Conducts periodic Police Recruitment. The Requirements, Criteria, Forms and Training Schools have been indicated below. The Uganda Police Recruitment is conducted usually during the first quarter of the year (January – March) or the Last quarter of the Month (August -November).

Applications are invited for suitably qualified applicants for the Uganda Police Force UPF recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at Uganda Police Force below.

The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform the general public that there are still vacancies in the Uganda Police Force. Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandan Citizens to join the Uganda Police Force.


(a) To enforce law and order.

(b) To protect life and property.

(c) To preserve law and order.

(d) To prevent and Detect Crime.

(e) Any other duties as assigned by the Inspector General of Police.


You should note that the age bracket for recruitment has been increased from 20-25 to 20-28 years, for L/AIPs and from 18-22 to 18-25 years, for PPCs. The entry level for Learner AIPs still remains at Diploma level, while that for PPCs is UCE with at least 5 Credits, with a Credit in either English or Mathematics.

All interested applicants are advised to further read and satisfy themselves, with the minimum eligibility criteria, before they apply. As a reminder, all candidates must;

  • Be Ugandan citizens with a valid National ID (NIN)
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Should be ready to undertake the requisite Twelve (12) months Police Basic Training Course.
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Should be ready to work for long hours and at times under difficult conditions.
  • Should be ready to work in any part of the country.
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Must not be a former serving officer in any of the Forces.

All interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, should report to the Police Training School, Kampala for interviews on the said date.

The applicants should;

  • Register upon arrival
  • Come with hand written applications accompanied by originals and photocopies of academic documents
  • Possess an ID of the previous institution/school attended
  • Possess three (3) recent Passport size photographs.
  • Hand in recommendation letters from LC I, II and III and RDC from the districts of origin.

Uganda Police Force UPF Next Recruitment: REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Possess a Diploma from a recognized institution in any of the following field; Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Orthopedic Clinical Medicine, Public Health Dentistry, Environmental Health Science, Pharmacy and must be registered with the respective professional body; Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Air conditioning and Refrigeration, Forensic Science and any other Diploma with a bias in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.


  • The applicant should hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE Certificate) or its equivalent with at least two principal passes (those with equivalent qualifications, must obtain certification from UNEB). NB: Over qualified candidates should not apply.
  • Six credits at UCE with at least a credit in English and a pass in Mathematics.

NB: Possession of a valid driving permit will be an added advantage


Hand Written applications accompanied by originals and photo copies of academic documents, ID of the previous institution/ or school attended, three (3) recent passport size photographs and recommendation letters from LC I, LC II, LC III and RDC which should be delivered in person at the recruitment center.

You can visit the institution’s official website: https://www.upf.go.ug.