As the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s re-branding exercise comes to an end, officers have ensured Zimbabwean citizens that they are determined to improve their systems, habits and work ethic with a view to transform the service into a more professional body.

ZRP Deputy Commissioner General – Crime Stephen Mutamba revealed this during the official closing ceremony of the rebranding programme for junior officers in Harare.

“The exercise sought to transform the police organisation into one that serves its clientele efficiently and professionally as well as allow police to identify the needs and expectations of the communities which they serve,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner General Mutamba also said the ZRP is a key stakeholder in the preservation of peace and security in the country, and the training is vital in enabling police officers to strengthen crime management skills.

ZRP Mabelreign Officer-In-Charge – Crime Division, Inspector Siphilisiwe Mushore expressed gratitude at having taking part in the training programme and appealed for more resources in order for the police service to achieve their mandate.

“We are happy to be part of the programme, therefore we need support and resources to ease our training programmes and to deliver in society,” said Inspector Mushore.

The ZRP boasts of a force, whose reputation is delivering expertise in international peace-keeping missions and the re-branding exercise is hoped to redefine how they are perceived locally.