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- Alignment with National Policies and Government Regulations
The Zambia Police Training and Development Policy is aligned to:
- The Public Service Training and Development Policy (PSTDP);
- Procedures and guidelines for Human Resource Development in the Public Service;
- Terms and Conditions of Service for the Public Service.
- Types of Training
- Local Training
The Zambia Police Service conduct training and development programmes under the following parameters:
These are training programs conducted within the country and fall in two categories of short term and long term programmes.
- Short Term Local Programmes
This type of training mostly covers courses of aduration of less than thirty (30) days. Short term local training may include the following:
- In-House Training (Formation based)
- Long Term Local Programmes
- Regional and Overseas Training: This type of training may be carried out at police academies, police formations or public institutions and may carry with it a certificate regardless of the period of the study programme.Formations at various levels in collaboration with Training, Research and Development (TRD) shall organise Training Programmes meant to impart specific skills, knowledge, information, attitudes and values in their officers. This may be in form of lectures and parades.This type of training mostly covers courses of a duration of six (6) months and above and undertaken at various colleges, universities and police academies.
- Regional training is classified as one that takes place within Africa.
- Overseas training refers to the type of training pursued outside Africa.
- Priorities for Training
- Training and Development Plan and its Implementation
The Zambia Police prioritize training that has relevance in improving the performance of the organization.
A training and development plan is a programme of training activities outlining why, how, when and where the training activities will be carried out and at what cost It further indicates the priority areas where the police underscores training programs to undertaken in a three year rolling period.
In order to promote coordinated training, the following apply:
- The Training, Research and Development formulate training guidelines;
- Directorates, divisions and units will prepare and submit their three (3) year rolling plans to Training, Research and Development. The plan specifies the Service No, Rank, department, identified candidate, N.R.C. No, PMEC No, gender, position, job specification, age, present level of training/qualification, training required, level of training required, proposed location of training/venue, duration, sponsor, justification of training and estimated cost/year.
- The three year rolling training and development plan is updated annually, forwarded to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for onward submission to the Department of Human Resource Development (DHRD) under the Public Service Management Division (PSMD).
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