DEC Commissioner Alita Mbahwe has recognized training as a tool for equipping officers with necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Speaking when she officiated at the pass out parade for thirty two (32) In-service DEC officers after a successful training at Zambia Police Training College in February 2020, Commissioner Mbahwe noted that poor performance caused by inadequate or lack of training can never win us support and trust of the Zambian people who have given us the mandate that we carry.
“It is for this reason that I pledge to continue supporting human resource development and training programes for officers despite financial constraints. My command is convinced beyond reasonable doubt that we are making a vital investment in this area.”, Commissioner Mbahwe said.
The Commissioner expressed confidence in the quality of the basic police training obtained from the college. And Zambia Police Training College Commanding Officer, Mr Nsokolo congratulated the officers for completing the training and urged them to employ the best practices they learnt during training in their daily work.
At the same event, the Commissioner took time to recognize some deserving officers that included Catherine Phiri who scooped the overall best, Mathias Kamanga who walked away with two awards as Third best overall And best student in Law and Police duties, Clement Mwepu scoped the second best overall, Lucy Sakala was the best in DEC courses and Rosaline Hameja was the overall best in Drills.
The thirty two (32) officers attended Basic Police Training for sixty days in courses such as narcotic and psychotropic substances detection, anti-money laundering investigations, community policing, criminal psychology, security awareness, police duties and human rights law.