juru awards 1.jpgZimbabwe Republic Police Mashonaland East Province Juru Police station has scooped the station of the year award following a 32% crime rate reduction achieved this year.


Speaking at the celebrations to mark the achievements of Juru Police Station, where more than 10 police officers were also awarded with prizes for their hard work in the district, Guest of Honour, ZRP’S Officer Commanding Mashonaland East Province, Snr Assistant Commissioner Ronald Muderedzwa said the award came at a time when participation by community saw the station achieving a detection rate of 55%.


“We should be challenged by the fact that despite the poor infrastructure at this station, police officers serving this community are committed to perform to their best,” said Snr Ass Com Muderedzwa.


Officer Commanding Police Murewa District, Chief Superintendent Simon Mwatsikesimbe commended the station for its achievement considering that it is operating with depleted resources.


“The Station has a staff complement of 50 members against an establishment of 65 members. Of these only 7 members reside in camp whilst the rest find accommodation in nearby location and this comprise police efficiency,” said Sup Mwatsikesimbe.


The award ceremony was attended by several senior government officials, senior police officers, traditional chiefs and headmen.

Entertainment was provided by traditional dance groups, church choirs and the police band.