The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has been urged to discharge its duties professionally and be ambassadors of peace, key factors to earn public confidence.

Maintaining professionalism at all times was the key message at the United Nations peacekeeping briefing and de-briefing meeting held at the Morris Depot this Thursday where police officers were encouraged to conduct their duties in a way that inspires public confidence.

While welcoming the 15 police officers who were on national duty in Darfur, South Sudan and seeing off nine set for another UN peacekeeping mission, Deputy-Commissioner-General Levy Sibanda said the police has a vital role to play in the attainment of a progressive social and economic development of the country.

Speaking at the same event, Superintendent Laxmore Dube who led the South Sudan contingent thanked the police officers for raising the country’s flag high and maintaining discipline during the deployment time.

The ZRP further took the opportunity to warn the public to abide by the law and assist police by reporting crime through the various communication channels available.