The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has reaffirmed its commitment to the training of officers to safeguard organisational interests against the works of detractors.

This was revealed by the ZPCS Deputy Commissioner General in charge of administration, health and logistics, Alford Mashango Dube at a joint graduation of ZPCS military police and intermediate security in Ntabazinduna.

Training programmes are important to the ZPCS in that they foster patriotism as well as loyalty and are helpful in the implementation of relevant strategic counter measures against all forms of threats by hostile agencies and detractors.

Deputy Commissioner General Dube expressed optimism that the courses covered during the training programme will enhance the identification of internal and external security threats against the organisation.

“The civic education course just like the other three courses is of paramount importance in that it tells us who we are, where we came from and where we are going as a nation. It instills amongst us that sense of ownership, belonging and security of our God given resources as well as that sense which identifies with our rich cultural heritage which is derived from our norms and values should always be engraved  within our blood as loyal and patriotic citizens of this great nation,” he said.

A total of 288 officers from civic education, intermediate security and basic military police went through the training programme which covered foot drills, physical training, and conditions of service, general regulations, security and weapon training among other courses.