Business Houses in the Nation’s Capital and Central have been warned not to have security guards manning shops with police uniforms or face arrest and charged for impersonating police officers.
That’s the warning from NCD/Central Commander ACP Donald Yamasombi after Police officers from Internal Affairs Unit arrested a security guard this week at Gordons for impersonating police officers.
“It is such that someone was in police uniform and provided security to shop or doing security job in police uniform.
He was confronted by our internal investigators, taken down to head office and interrogated and charged for impersonation,” Yamasombi said.
ACP Yamasombi warned business houses stressing;
“If you are employing security guards and people tell you or tell them they are police officers, and if they perform security jobs in police uniforms,
they a bound to be arrested and charged accordingly”, stressed Yamasombi.
When asked about the how the police uniforms been used by people who are not police officers, he said;
“The uniforms were auxiliaries and reserves that were previously employed by police but were laid off.
Some of those uniforms have not been returned, and they are still in the hands of these people that are currently been used,” said ACP Yamasombi.