1248: After delivering his address, Cde Mugabe was treated to impressive displays showing off the agility and tactics of the police.

1241: He ended his address by urging them to keep on improving themselves in the organisation and to value loyalty and commitment to virtues to policing.

1240: President Mugabe also warned against the temptations that will visit them in the course of duty especially those manning road blocks.

1238: The President, however, warned graduands not to be led astray by some in the force who do not speak the good side of the police force.

1234: Turning to the graduands, Cde Mugabe urged them to be humble enough to accept that what they have acquired in training does not surpass the world of experience that those in the force before them have.

1230: This constitutional requirement creates an inclusive society and emboldens police effectiveness through creation of strong community relations.

1228: The inclusion of sign and local languages in the new curriculum ensures that all officially recognised languages are treated equitably.

1226: The theoretical content of training included the teaching of political history of Zimbabwe, the constitution of Zimbabwe, Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5.16, traffic enforcement and local languages and sign language

1222: The new training paradigm also involved on the job training which required students to be attached to various police stations countrywide before they returned to the Depot for further refinement integration of skills.

1220: The graduands in today’s ceremony were the first batch to undertake a one year course compared to the previous 6 months course.

1218: President Mugabe said police training seeks to develop a curriculum that prepares the police officers to face challenges in the course of duty.

1214: President Mugabe says it is necessary to improve the quality of police training in the country and make the training thorough to prevail over the sophisticated and versatile modern day criminals.

1210: The President addresses the graduation parade

1133: The best recruits were presented with certificates before the presidential speech.

The parade inspected by President Mugabe

1125: Then it was time for marches in slow and quick march after which the recruits displayed their history through poetry and song, chronicled episodes in the country’s history.

Cabinet ministers in attendance

The 2 VPs in attendance together with Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo

1101: Cabinet ministers and the 2 vice presidents are in attendance

1046: President Mugabe inspects the ZRP 2017 Presidential Graduation Parade to the beat of church and traditional music.

1035: The ceremony which is being attended by fellow officers, representatives of business, representatives of the judiciary, some  cabinet ministers and relatives and friends of the graduating officers.

1033:  President Robert Mugabe is officiating at the 2017 Zimbabwe Republic Police Presidential Graduation Parade at Morris Depot in Harare this morning.

1030:  591 police officers are graduating today at Morris Depot.