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ZRP embarks on rebranding exercise

by Staff reporter
09 Apr 2019 at 15:39hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have embarked on robust training programmes and strict supervision of police officers in a rebranding exercise expected to transform the organisation.

This is part of the implementation of recommendations by the Commission of Inquiry into the August 1, 2018 Post-Election Violence.

The image of the ZRP has been on the spotlight following allegations of rampant corruption and lack of professionalism among its members.

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga says 2019 should be a turning point for all members of the police force as the organisation is moving towards re-engaging with the public who are its clients.

"The ZRP is in tandem with government and national priorities is taking robust steps to rebrand the image and perception of the police service. Our theme is: ‘ZRP Rebranding to Restore Public Confidence for Peace and Economic Development in the Second Republic'," said Commissioner General Matanga.

A team of 62 junior police officers have commenced training at the Morris Depot Training Camp and the police chief emphasised that the new police force will be policing the nation with a new mandate of promoting Zimbabwe as a safe tourism and investment destination and prevent crime and corruption.   

"Operational shortcomings have been laid bare by the recent events, especially the violence incidents that engulfed the nation in August 2018 and January 2019. It is in this regard that government has seen it prudent that ZRP begins to implement recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence," he added.

The new government is already working on availing more resources to ensure a functional and effective professional police force.

Source - zbc