12 December 2018
Arron Nyamayaro and Elinera Manyonga
NEWLY-PROMOTED police senior officers have been urged to be professional, uphold human rights, be accountable and transparent at all times.
Commissioner General of police, Godwin Matanga said this at the Conferment Parade of newly promoted senior officers at Morris Depot yesterday.
“We all need to connect and interact with the communities we police,” said Comm-Gen Matanga.
“The new administration of President ED Mnangagwa has already demonstrated on many fronts its unwavering support in enhancing policing services in the country hence the need for us as the ZRP to deliver on our national mandate.
“Remember your elevation to higher ranks comes with added responsibilities hence expect you all to heighten supervision of police operations and deployments, coming up with robust strategies to fight crime and constantly evaluating their efficacy.
“As you go about executing you’re your duties, the need for you to cherish the importance of effective communication cannot be overemphasized.
“In this regard, I expect you to communicate on all issues; including those that stand in the way for us to effectively discharge our constitutional mandate.
“This should be done via the usual channels and if need be, straight to my office through my deputies.
“This organization belongs to all of us and no one should be a stumbling block to excellence policing ideas.
“You are assuming your duties at a fairly dynamic time but I am confident that you will distinguish yourselves quite well,” said Comm-Gen Matanga.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Lorraine Chipato, who is one of the observers at the Democratic Republic of Congo elections, was among the three deputy commissioner generals promoted.
Meanwhile, four assistant commissioners were promoted to senior assistant commissioners while 35 superintendents were elevated to the rank of chief superintendent and 14 chief superintendents were promoted to assistant commissioners.
President Mnangagwa promoted these senior officers last Friday in terms of the police Act.