POLICE IMPOSE TOUGH NEW RULE ON TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
Zimbabwe’s Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has reportedly urged all junior police officers who have not served for at least 10 years at an operational police station in the country to not train any new recruits at the force’s training depots.
It is reported that this is due to the fact that the level of corruption and indiscipline manifesting among junior officers is increasing compared to the quality of training offered.
“I would like to express my disgust for acts of corruption and indiscipline among police officers,” Comm-Gen Matanga said while addressing officers at Morris Depot in Harare. “We must all fight the scourge of corruption, which continues to threaten our social fabric. It is even worse if perpetrated by police officers.
“Policing is a calling and people look up to us for the protection of their property. Police officers are the custodians of the law and it is quite appalling to see the same people who are supposed to exhibit moral exactitude indulging in morally reprehensible acts.”
Matanga said training instructors should possess the requisite experience that enabled them to prepare trainees to be police officers.