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
By: Samson Zimba
From Northern Rhodesia Police Force, the new Zambia Police Force was born and tasked to perform both military and civil functions.
At this time, Law enforcement and public order maintenance was critical in the country and there was need for something to be done in terms of policing.
The intensifying of mining activities at Nkana mines in Kitwe and other towns of the Copper belt demanded huge cheap labour.
However, the conditions of service for African miners were poor. This led to nationalist movement demand for black majority rule, resulting in numerous strikes and riots.
In this regard, the colonial administration responded by creating a counter insurgent wing of the police force called the MOBILE UNIT (MU) which was effected in 1949.
The unit was based at Bwana Mukubwa in Ndola with officers drawn from all districts before it started producing its own officers.
In the year 1952, the unit started producing its own officers trained by white instructors from Britain.
Kamfinsa which is situated along Kitwe-Ndola road and positioned about 14 kilometres outside Kitwe City became the new Mobile Unit base. Kamfinsa was chosen based on its central position of the mostly disturbed areas of the Copperbelt.
Since inception, the unit was being commanded by white expatriate officers from Britain until 1967 when the first black Commanding Officer took over.
From just a platoon of officers, Mobile Unit grew into a fully- fledged police support unit.
This expansion brought about the creation of detachment platoons which created operations’ base in various parts of the country.
Platoons were being deployed to other identified key areas where the mobile unit services were required as well as to beef up the general duties with man power.
These detachment platoons used to rotate after 3 years, from one catchment area to the other.