Yemurai Nyarugwe, H-Metro Reporter
Organisations are measured by the skills of the people they employ and police agencies are not an exception, a senior cop has said.
Deputy Commissioner General of Police Lorraine Chipato said this at the Official Opening of the 2020 Academic Year Courses at the Police Staff College yesterday.
DCG Chipato said criminals had become complicated as they use technology to aid their criminal acts.
“In light of that, your learning must not be only for the sake of certificates, but you must fully commit yourselves so that you will be equipped to deal with policing issues.
“Our 2020 Organisational theme states that, ‘Policing for peace, economic recovery and prosperity in the Second Republic’ clearly expresses that our determination to ring fence government efforts.
“The continuous training of police officers in charge with the responsibility of creating a peaceful and enabling environment is a step in the right direction,” she said.
The Principal for the Police Staff College, Assistant Commissioner Dr Edward Chuma said he was happy with the progress at the institution.
“We have four courses so far and we have received a positive response from the staff.
“The college offers diplomas and certificates so far.
“We have 54 students studying Law, 28 Business Management, 41 Adult Education and 11 are studying for a Certificate in Traffic.
“Apart from that, as a college we want to thank the University of Zimbabwe for its unwavering support in terms of offering some its lecturers to come teach our students,” said Dr Chuma.
Dr Chuma said most of their modules or lectures consisted of 30 percent theory and 70 percent practical.
“We have sent six of our lecturers to undergo studies at different universities so that they broaden their education so as to acquire the best at our college; we even have a lecturer who obtained his doctorate in Economics last year November.
“We are also working on expanding the college so that by 2030 it will be a well-furnished and equipped university.”