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LILAYI POLICE TRAINING COLLEGE PROFILE
Photo: Front view of Lilayi Police Training College
LOCATION OF LILAYI POLICE TRAININIG COLLEGE
Lilayi Police Training College is located in the Southern part of Lusaka (the capital City of Zambia) off Kafue Road. It is about fifteen (15) kilometres from the Kafue Roundabout (Central Business District of the City). Driving along Kafue Road from the Kafue Roundabout maintain the southern direction going through Kajima Roundabout and Linda Roundabout. At the third Roundabout (Lilayi turnoff) turn to the left. From this Roundabout it is about four (4) kilometres to the College.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF LILAYI POLICE TRAINING COLLEGE
The rich historical background of Lilayi Police Training College dates back to 1955, when Livingstone Training Depot was closed. At this time, police officers used to train together with the Judiciary officers and the syllabus was tailored according to the British enacted laws. The trainees were drawn from Nyasaland (Malawi), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). This programme was phased out at the beginning of 1965 after Zambia attained her political independence. During colonial era the courses offered to police trainees were Drill and Law. The black (African) instructors at Lilayi Police College were involved in teaching Drill while the white (Caucasian) instructors taught law.
The Zambia Police Training College is mandated to provide training and development to the Zambia Police Service officers to meet the highest national and international policing standards of competence and integrity in order for them to carry out their national duties professionally with respect to human rights and dignity.
To provide high quality law enforcement education, training and development that meets national and international standards with a view to create a safe and secure Zambia.
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION
The college functions through the following departments and sections:
The College is headed by the Divisional Commander previously called the College Commandant. The Divisional Commander is of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). The Deputy Divisional Commander is the principal assistant to the Divisional Commander and assumes command in the absence of the Divisional Commander. The Deputy Divisional Commander is of the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP). The Divisional Senior Staff Officer is in charge of Human Resource management and Administration.
The Chief Training Office superintends all matters related to training and human resource development. The various departments and sections involved in training report to this office on all matters pertaining to training.
The Department is responsible for teaching various courses pertaining to law, Human Rights, ethics and First Aid. The Department offers practical application of Police work to recruits through Model Police facility.
This Department is responsible for teaching drills (foot, arms and riot drills). Furthermore, it is responsible for teaching self-defence (unarmed combat), musketry, field craft and physical education.
Photo: An instructor demonstrating martial arts skills taught in Self-defence class.
Headed by the Dog Master, the Department is mandated to breed and train dogs and handlers as well as conduct dog operations that include patrols, guarding, searching and tracking. It also offers Initial and Basic Dog Handlers’ courses.
Photo: Graduating Dog Handlers with Police dogs
The Department is responsible for teaching various courses that pertain to management, criminal psychology, sociology of crime, community policing, and communication skills among others.
The Department provides basic and advanced training in criminal investigations and Scenes of Crime management.
Offers Basic driving and riding courses to in-service police officers. The Department also offers VIP driving to defence and security personnel.
Photo below: In-service Police Learner drivers
Photo above: In-service Police Learner rider
The section provides technical support by repairing and servicing police motor vehicles.
Photo: Zambia Police Service Brass Band.
The Zambia Police Service Band has its headquarters at Lilayi Police Training College. It is headed by the Band Master. It comprises the Brass section and the Jazz section. The Band performs at State and private functions within and outside Lusaka on request. The Band is responsible for teaching music to officers selected to be trained as Bandsmen and women.
The Department is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of training programmes.
The Department is responsible for the provision of crime intelligence in the area and teaching security education.
A well-stocked library with a wide range of books that are related to various disciplines that include law, education, business, public administration, psychology, religion, technology, literature, pure science and other social sciences, among others.
Headed by the Motor Transport Officer the section is responsible for the smooth running of police motor vehicles.
The section is responsible for receiving, storing and issuance of rations and police accoutrements.
The mess provides board and lodging to police officers on request.
The section is responsible for information management and communication through designated police channels.
Responsible for the storage, servicing and issuance of firearms, range discipline and firearm safety.
The Unit offers counselling services and spiritual guidance to police officers and their families.
The office is tasked with allocation of housing units, cleanliness of the camp and discipline in the camp.
The section is responsible for maintenance of police infrastructure in the College. It comprises Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plumbing and Electrical Units.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF LILAYI POLICE COLLEGE
Lilayi Police training College is responsible for the following training functions:
Photo: A squad of DEC In-service trainees posing for a squad photo with the Guest of Honour DEC Commissioner Ms Alita Mbahwe after their graduation ceremony at Lilayi.
CURRICULUM AT THE COLLEGE
Lilayi Police Training College has undergone robust transformation over the years in terms of expansion of syllabi and training and development of members of the Zambia Police Service. Hence forthwith, in line with the Zambia Police Service Mission Statement which was developed in 1994 when the Police was reformed, the College has endeavoured to equip Security personnel with the knowledge and skills they require to efficiently carry out their work, taking into account changes in the legal, social and political environment of the country which may add to or change the responsibility of members of the Zambia Police Service.
Thus subjects taught include but are not limited to the following
NOTE: The Inspector General of Police may authorise any other course to be undertaken at the Institution at any time of the year.
CURRENT ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR A POLICE RECRUIT AT LILAYI POLICE TRAINING COLLEGE
Photo: Pass out parade for police recruits of 2018 intake
A candidate for appointment as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent must be:
A candidate for appointment as Constable must be:
NOTE: The Inspector General of Police may use discretion to accept any qualifications for someone to join as a police officer.