Chipata, March 4, ZANIS—————- Police officers in Chipata in Eastern
Province today joined the rest the country to commemorate the first
ever police service day since the service came into existence in 1966.
Eastern Province Commissioner of Police Eugene Sibote said the service
day avails the communities an opportunity to have an insight into the
operations of the Police..
Mr. Sibote said the day is also a reminder to Police officers to
discharge duties diligently as failure to do so would erode public
confidence in the system thereby compromising the security of the
country and deprive the public the right to protection.
“Our service will remain accountable to the people of Zambia. It is
for this reason that all police officers ought to be of good character
in accordance with article 103 (3) of the republican constitution,” he
Mr. Sibote further appealed to members of public in Eastern province to
join hands with the police by reporting criminal activities to ensure
a crime free society.
He has since assured the public that safety, order and crime detection and prevention would be ensured.
The Police Commissioner also awarded about seventy deserving officers
with medals in recognition of their long service, meritorious
achievements and acts of bravery.
He stated that the honour bestowed upon officers by members of the
public will only be achieved when they display exemplary conduct and
The Police Service traces its background from the pre-colonial times
where law was enforced in order to maintain order in chiefdoms by
traditional authorities and colonial times where colonial masters
heavily depended on law enforcement to ensure control over the
indigenous people to protect their interests.