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LUAPULA PROVINCE

Luapula Province lies in the Northern part of Zambia. It shares boundaries with Northern Province on the eastern side while in the western side, it shares an international boundary with the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC). It also shares borders with Copperbelt and central provinces. The province has 13 districst namely Samfya, Mansa, mwense, Kawambwa, Nchelenge, Chiengi, Milenge, Lunga, Chembe, Chipili, Mwansabombwe including Kaputa and Nsama which are geographically located in northern Province but administratively falling under the jurisdiction of Luapula Police Command. The police provincial headquarters is in Mansa along Independence road.

AREA AND POPULATION

Luapula province covers a surface area of 63,571 square kilometres, Kaputa and Nsama inclusive. Out of this, 19, 967 square kilometres is covered with water. According to the census conducted in 2010, the province has about 1,072,461 people.

Police Stations

The province has six (6) police stations which are:

  1. Mansa Police Station
  2. Samfya Police Station
  3. Mwense Police station
  4. Kawambwa Police Station
  5. Kaputa Police Station and
  6. Nchelenge Police Station

All these Police Stations are manned by officers-in-charge holding the rank of Assistant superintendent. Chiengi and Mwansabombwe police posts are also manned by assistant superintendents due to the vastness of the area and huge population.


 

 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

Provincial Commissioner

Luapula Division is wholly responsible for the security of the province. The provincial Police commissioner is the head of the administration system of all the police objectives of preserving peace, detect crime, apprehend offenders, prosecute offenders and manage traffic.

Under the office of the Provincial commissioner are branches which help in the running of the division. All sectional heads at divisional level and Officers-in-Charge of stations are answerable to the Provincial Police Commissioner. The police commissioner ensures good discipline prevails among officers within the division.

Deputy Police Commissioner

The office of the Deputy Commissioner is responsible for the welfare of officers and operations in the division. When the Provincial Police Commissioner is out of the Division, the deputy Police commissioner assumes the Provincial Police commissioner’s role.

Human Resource Management

This office was previously known as Divisional Staff office. It is responsible for the effective administration of the police in the division and also looks at the general welfare of police officers.

Divisional Criminal Investigations Office

This office is headed by the Divisional Criminal Investigations officer (DCIO). This section coordinates all the Criminal Investigations sections in the division. All Criminal Investigations officers, (officers in charge of investigations in stations) have the responsibility to report all matters involving crime in the district to the Divisional Criminal Investigations officer without delay. The Divisional Criminal Investigations officer later communicates such information to the Provincial Police Commissioner.

Divisionl Traffic Officer (DTO)

This office is responsible for all matters relating to traffic management. The Divisional traffic officer reports all cases involving traffic accidents to the Provincial Police Commissioner at once.

Operations

This office is responsible for all operational duties in the division. It ensures that measures are put in place such as patrols and special operations to curb and reduce crime in the division. It also ensures that vital installations and government institutions are well guarded.


 

Community Services Division (CSD)

Community Services division (CSD) is a contemporary unit in the Zambia Police structure aimed at integrating the Zambia Police Service with communities so as to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the dispensation of police duties. This is done through effective awareness campaigns as a proactive measure of policing the community. The service cannot work in isolation as the perpetrators of crime are part of the community. Therefore, people in a particular community are better placed in knowing who their deviants are since they live with them. The department has five units namely: victim Support Unit, Community Safety, School liaison, Chaplaincy and child protection units. The child protection unit was established in 2006 to supplement he efforts of Victim Support Unit.

Home Based Care

This section looks into welfare of terminally ill officers. Officers under this section supply food supplements, care, support and counsel to officers in need of such services. At divisional level, the coordinator of this section is answerable to the Provincial Police Commissioner while at national level reports to national HIV/AIDS Coordinator through the provincial commissioner.

POLICE STATIONS

Mansa Police station

This police station according to 2012 establishment register is a grade B station. It is headed by an Assistant superintendent. The officer-in-Charge of the station has the responsibilities of efficient and effective policing of the district. He/she has the responsibility of maintaining good discipline among officers under his charge. He/she also ensures that the welfare of officers that are at his station is taken care of. This station has the following police posts; Milambo, Senama, Mansa Teacher’s Training College including Chembe and Chipili police posts which have recently been given district status.

Samfya Police Station

This station is headed by an Assistant superintendent. The Officer-in-Charge spearheads the maintenance of law and order in the district. Under it, are two police posts namely/ Mwewa and Milenge although the latter is a District but currently has no infrastructure. It also has Lunga police post which is a newly created district but has no infrastructure. Once infrastructure is built, it will be upgraded to a police station.


Mwense Police Station

This station is headed by an Assistant Superintendent. The station provides security to the communities in the district. It has two operational police posts which are Kashiba and Lukwesa border post. Other area of activity is Chipili police post although is has been upgraded to a district.

Kawambwa Police Station

This station is headed by an Assistant Superintendent. The station has two police posts which are Mwansabombwe and Mushota police posts. Mwansabombwe is now a district and will soon be upgraded to a police station once infrastructure is put up.

Nchelenge Police Station

Nchelenge district extends from Kasempa in the south bordering with Kawambwa to Kafulwe which borders with Chiengi district. The area covers about 150 square kilometres. There are three main islands on the Lake Mweru. The district also borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo (Katanga Province) on the western side. The station has two police posts, Mununga and Chiengi police posts. Chiengi has been upgraded to a district hence once infrastructure is built, the post will be upgraded to a police station.

Kaputa Police Station

This station is headed by an Assistant Superintendent. Administratively, it is managed by Luapula Province Police but geographically, it is situated in Northern Province. Northern Province has not been able to manage this station due to long distance from Kasama. It is nearer to Mansa than Kasama.

Lunga Police Post

This is also one of the newly created districts. Initially, it was part of Samfya district. There are no police structures yet. The larger part of this district is covered with water and swamps.

Milenge Police Post

This police post is headed by an Inspector. This post is under the administration of Samfya Police station. Milenge still has a police post status even if it is an independent district because it lack police infrastructure.

Chembe Police Post

Chembe Police Post is headed by a Chief Inspector. It falls under Mansa Police Station. It is situated at the border with the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) on the south.

Mwansabombwe Police Post

Mwansabombwe Police Post is now being headed by an Assistant Superintendent as it has been given a status of a district. The post is situated in Chief Mwata Kazembe’s village. Security provision is also extended to the borders between Zambia and DRC. The post falls under Kawambwa Police Station.

Chipili Police Post

Chipili is a newly created district. Construction of police infrastructure has commenced.

Nsama Police Post

Nsama is also a newly created district. The police post operates under the supervision of Kaputa Police Station. Geographically, the post is situated in Northern Province.

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