The Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA) is the umbrella body of over 320 Private Security companies registered in Uganda. The sector employs over 60,000 personnel, the majority of them being private security personnel.
The other categories are Human Resource Managers, Accountants, secretaries, technicians and other experts. This vibrant industry has attracted local and foreign investors and it could soon be one of the largest tax paying sector.
It is supervised by The Uganda Police Force to which it plays a complimentary role of protecting the life and property of Ugandans. The sector employs age groups 18-45 with exception of senior managers who are above 50 years.
Officially, the level of education ranges from ‘O’ Level Completion, Diploma Holders and university graduates, the bulk of personnel are ordinary Ugandans who fall under informal job market; the jobless or those engaged informal ‘jua kali’ jobs.
In this respect, the sector creates jobs and sucks from population, a group of individuals who would have found a way into the criminal world or added to the unemployment statistics.
Apart from the basic training of guards, we are keen to introduce our personnel in detection of crime and crime networks, anti-terror techniques as well as specialized training for guards deployed for instance at Banks, Hospitals, Hotels, Factories, Mines etc. as each have got unique criminal networks operating around them and crimes that can be handled effectively by well-trained personnel.