The Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola, has ordered for the recruitment of 2,500 Probation Police Constables (PPCs).
Through the Director for Human Resource Brig Gen Jesse Kamunanwire, the IGP capped the age of the recruits at 18 to 23.
The applicants will present among others, a valid National Identification Card, good communication skill, and proof that they have no criminal record.
Three months ago, a police manpower audit revealed a deficit of nearly 3,000 personnel who are suspected to have disserted the force.
Before the audit, police figures stood at more than 57,000 officers.
During the audit, it was established that although over 5,000 had been officially retired, there were about 2800 personnel whose whereabouts were scanty.
Ochola has recruited and passed out more than 12,000 police officers since he took over office in 2018.
However, the figures still fall short of the UN policing recommendations of 1 officer for every 500 citizens.
As it stands now, each Ugandan police officer polices more than 800 people.
Applicants have been urged to present a hand written application letter address to the IGP, accompanied by certified copies of academic documents, photocopy of the Nation ID, three recent passport size photos, an ID from the previous school or introductory letter.