Police Deputy Commissioner General, Levy Sibanda says the continued participation of the countryâ€™s police force in peace keeping missions is a reflection that the United Nations has faith in the organisationâ€™s policing standards.Twenty police officers have returned from successful peace keeping missions in the Darfur region, Liberia and Sudan while 50 others will leave the country shortly for the Darfur region, a feat Deputy Commissioner General SibandaÂ says is a reflection of the forces professionalism which the UN has faith in.
Deputy Commissioner General Sibanda was speaking on behalf of the Commissioner General of Police, Augustine Chihuri during a police briefing and debriefing ceremony in the capital.
â€œThe participation of ZRP in humanitarian affairs bears testimony that the force has well trained officers,â€ Commissioner Sibanda said.
The returning police contingent of 20 officers shared their experiences during their year-long tour of duty in Liberia, Darfur and Sudan, which saw some of the police officers being appointed to top positions during the peace keeping mission.
Deputy Commissioner Sibanda also briefed the returning officers on the loss of Inspector Petros Mutedza at the hands of political hooligans in May saying the force will remain vigilant as it carries out its duties of maintaining law and order.