The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has started taking delivery of all terrain vehicles purchased by the government as part of efforts to ensure that the force is modernised and adequately resourced to properly carry out their duties.

Gone are the days when members of the police force would request citizens to chip in and assist with vehicles for operational purposes.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned 40 vehicles comprising 35 Toyota pick-ups and five scania trucks.

The vehicles are part of the first batch of 100 and nine vehicles that have been sourced by the government.

Acting Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri said the realisation of vision 2030 is anchored on the existence of a peaceful and secure environment and the availability of the vehicles will assist the police force in carrying out their mandate.

The procurement of the vehicles is a demonstration of the value the government attaches to the promotion of safety and security within our borders said Commissioner General of the Police Godwin Matanga.

Outlying areas and police depots with the greatest need are going to be prioritised in the distribution of the vehicles.