By our reporter
Uganda Police has been ranked in the worst ten law enforcement agencies around the globe.
This is according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
“WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains, using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report stated. The four domains are, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.
Out of the 127 countries’ police forces, Uganda Police was ranked 124th followed by Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria in positions 125th, 126th and 127th respectively.
On the other hand, Botswana police was named the best in Africa and ranked 47th best in the world.
The index ranked the Rwandan police as Africa’s second best (with global position of 50th) followed by Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and Tunisia (72nd) in that order. Completing the top 10 for Africa were, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali respectively.
About the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI)
The aim of the WISPI is to, firstly, measure security provider performance across the four domains of internal security: capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.
Secondly, to see how these domains relate to each other and finally to track trends in these domains over time, and to inform the work of security providing agencies, researchers, and practitioners in the field of peace and conflict studies, criminology, and police studies.