Training

Depot Province is the National Initial Police Training institute comprising Morris Depot and Chikurubi Depot in Harare as well as Ntabazinduna Depot in Bulawayo. The current carrying capacity of the three training institutions is about 3600 per year. The following training programmes are conducted at Depot: –

The two year graduate Training Programme
Six months Recruit Training Programme
Three months training programme for Technicians
Induction Training Programme for Doctors

VISION

To be the leading centre of training, development and academic excellence in management and policing pursued through commitment, diligence and teamwork

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide quality, relevant, cost effective, flexible, developmental and educational programmes to law enforcement officers.

KEY DELIVERABLES

i. Identification of organisational training needs.

ii. Design of programmes that address performance gaps.

iii. Curriculum development in a dynamic environment.

iv. Source of qualified personnel to exhibit their professions.

The College is headed by a Senior Assistant Commissioner styled Principal, and is deputised by two Assistant Commissioners designated as:-

Deputy Principal Administration,
Deputy Principal Academics.

The College is further divided into the following departments;

Legal Officer
Administration and Student Affairs
College Registrar
Department of Management Services
Department of Legal Studies
Department of Adult Education
Department of Research and Development
Department of Police Studies and Public relations
Department of ICT and Audio Visual

PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

The Zimbabwe Republic Police Staff College is an associate college of the University of Zimbabwe and also an affiliate college of the Bindura University of Science Education. The College runs the following conventional programmes namely;

Diploma in Adult Education [UZ]
Diploma in Law [UZ]
Diploma in Public Relations [BUSE] and,
Diploma in Business Management [Senior Management Development Programme] [UZ].

In addition, the college runs ten other programmes tailor made for the police personnel occupying various positions within the police ranks. The courses are meant to enhance the performance of the police in their specific duties. These are;

Public Prosecutor’s Course (6 months)
Training Methods Certificate Course (6 months)
Certificate in Staff Administration (3 Months)
Senior Assistant Commissioners Seminars (2 weeks)
Assistant Commissioners Seminars (2 weeks)
Chief Superintendent Induction Workshop(2 weeks)
Trial Officers Workshop (2 weeks)
Superintendent Induction Course (4 weeks)
Junior Officers Command Course (3 months)
Initial Detective Course (2 months)

All the programmes have been running well since inception. To date, 453 graduands have passed through the Diploma in Adult Education, 399 have graduated with Diploma in Adult Education (Police Studies), 219 have graduated under Senior Management Development Programme and 56 graduated under Diploma in Public Relations giving a total of 1 127 graduands. The programmes have proved to be popular as they equip holders with the knowledge, skills and information needed for police functions.

Diploma in Public Relations 2012 class Graduands saluting the Guest of Honour.

Apart from running the above programmes, the college through the visionary leadership of the Commissioner General of Police, is responsible for selecting and seconding students to Bindura University of Science Education, University of Zimbabwe and Midlands State University to partake the following degree programmes;

Bindura University of Science Education

-Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Degree in Police and Security Studies [BBA-PSS].

University of Zimbabwe

-Bachelor of Laws Degree [LLBs]

Midlands State University

-Bachelor of Laws Degree [LLBs]

To qualify for the BBA-PSS programme, prospective students should meet the following selection criteria:-

Have a minimum of at least five [5] subjects passed with grade C or better, including English Language and Mathematics at O’ Level,
At least two A-Level passes with a grade C or better with bias towards commercial subjects.
Have a Diploma in Police Studies or equivalent.
Have served in the Police Service for a minimum of ten years and with a clean record of service.

For the LLBs programme, one should satisfy the following entry requirements;

Have a minimum of at least five [5] subjects passed with grade C or better, including English Language and Mathematics at O’ Level,
At least two A-Level passes with a grade C or better with bias towards art subjects.

Have a Diploma in law or equivalent.

Have served in the Police Service for a minimum of ten years and with a clean record of service.

To date a total of 266 police officers have graduated with the Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Degree in Police and Security Studies while 4 have graduated with the Bachelor of Laws Degree.

The Police Staff College is also set to offer its first bachelor’s degree programme in business studies in 2015.

BUCHWA NATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE

The training centre is an extension of the Police staff College.

It is responsible for offering the following courses;

  •     Junior Officers Command Course (JOCC) for Chief Inspectors and Inspectors .
  •     Sergeant Major’s Induction Course

The duration of the courses is 4 weeks and subjects on offer includes a wide spectrum of police literature and the history of Zimbabwe. The courses are undoubtedly contributing positively and extensively to the participants’ professional growth.

 

 JOCC 1/2015 attending a lecture at Buchwa 

PROFESSIONAL UPDATING CENTRES

Professional Updating Centres are mandated with the responsibility of ensuring that quality of training of non commissioned police officers in the respective police provinces is sustained. The Police Staff College maintains a bird’s eye view on the operations of the Professional Updating Centres. The courses offered include Public Order Training, Station Tutorship, Docket Management, and Sergeants Induction Programmes.

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Address and Contacts

Police General Headquarters

 

Cnr 7th Street and J.Chinamano Avenue, Harare

Mon – Fri: 0800 hrs to 1630 hours