Zambia Police Service, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining peace, law and order in all our communities country-wide. In order to effectively and efficiently execute its mandate ....Read More
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RTSA and Police enhances Traffic Management aimed at reducing Road Traffic Accidents.
Commonwealth Special Envoy to Zambia, His Excellency Professor Ibrahim Gambari pays a courtesy call to the Inspector General of Police Mr. Kakoma Kanganja
The IG with the National Team Coach Chief Inspector Zulu and Netball player Sergeant Helen Tembo
Commissioner of Police In-Charge of Administration, Lillian Lombe Kamukoshi shaking hands with Home Affairs Minister, Honourable Stephen Kampyongo while Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja looks on.
Nkhwazi Theatre Club in action during the award winning Play, The Rituals, at Lusaka Play House.
Service Chiefs Laying wreaths at the Cenotaph during commemoration of the Remembrance Day
THE FORENSICS SECTION
Forensic Science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system and also to provide forensic services to the country at large.
The Zambia Police Forensic Science Laboratory has been in existence since the early 1960s. It is housed at Zambia Police Service Headquarters in Lusaka. The laboratory has several units as follows:-
Scenes of Crime & Photography
This unit is responsible for crime scene investigations. It investigates cases ranging from homicide, arson, breakings and robberies. Its personnel are spread throughout the republic of Zambia. It is also in charge of collecting and processing of fingerprints from crime scenes.
Ballistics and Tool-marks
All crimes involving shooting using firearms leave behind physical elements and trace evidence.Ballistic experts are able to tell which firearm was used in the commission of crime.
Some crimes involve the use of tools such as craw-bars. In the similar manner, the experts are able to link an exhibit tool to a crime scene.
Unnatural deaths are investigated by forensic pathologists to establish their cause. Pathologists conduct post-mortems on dead bodies and eventually they are able to tell how a particular death occurred.
Post-mortems can also be carried out on the remains of a person who died many years ago.
This unit handles cases involving forgery of handwritings and signatures. Documents bearing disputed handwritings and signatures may include cheques, title deeds, certificates, contracts e.t.c.
By carrying out a side by side comparison of disputed items with control samples, authors of such crimes are identified.
Forensic Chemistry, or analytical chemistry, applied to crime scene analysis. This generally includes bomb fragment analysis and various other types of chemical residue analysis. This unit works in collaboration with the Food and Drug Section at the University Teaching Hospital.
Forensic Biology is the analysis of body fluids such as blood and saliva for a criminal investigation. A stain is first identified and further testing is often performed to determine the possible origin.
Genetic testing (DNA profiling) is the most prevalent type of analysis used to eliminate or include possible sources, most often the alleged crime victim, suspect or other involved party.
Computers have come to make our lives much easy and things get done on time with accuracy. Nevertheless, some individuals opt to use computers to commit crimes ranging from economic sabotage, cyber trespass, denial of service and many more. The gargets used range from mini-computers, laptops, ipads, cellular phones e.t.c. Computer forensics employ hi-tech methods and techniques to recreate deleted or erased data from computers.