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ZRP Staff College
The Zimbabwe Republic Police Staff College is the highest institution of learning in the organisation. The College was established in 1981 in terms of the Police Act, Chapter 11:10, and also following a home study report of 1976, which assessed the possibility of running a Police Certificate or Diploma in Police Science in conjunction with a correspondence college. The College is housed in Morris Depot. The college envisions a fully-fledged police academy that offers various programmes to law enforcement agencies, locally, regionally and internationally.
It was established for the purpose of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement officers in the Zimbabwe Republic Police by developing their administrative and operational capabilities at various levels.
Guided by these demands, the College is mandated to;
Promote police professionalism and managerial excellence in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
Train all police officers and enhance their managerial, supervisory, policy formulation, implementation and evaluation skills and give them other skills which may assist them in their daily duties.
Explore and test new and innovative ideas, by which police can keep abreast with socio-economic, scientific and technological changes.
Carry out training of selected members and officers regardless of rank in specified courses.
Provide a wide range of joint professional and academic research studies with a view to improve policing locally, regionally and internationally.
Provide consultancy to force training establishments and other law enforcement agencies and
Establish contacts with other international police and law enforcements agencies for the purpose of upgrading police professional standards.
Over the years, the college has made vast strides towards professional excellence as manifested by the range of courses on offer and curricula that are adaptive and responsive to both societal and policing waves. By so doing, the college does not lose focus of the original impetus of providing quality, relevant, cost effective, flexible, developmental and educational programmes to officers and members of the service and sister organisations.
Policing today has become dynamic as it tries to respond and adapt to the unstable global environment, changing technology, changing workforce, cultural and demographic changes. As a result the College takes pride in associating with all members of the organisation who need to learn new skills and develop new abilities, to respond to these changes in our lives, our careers and our organisation as the aphrodisiacs for enhanced performance.
The goal of the College therefore, is to improve the performance of our organisation by maximising the efficiency and performance of members of the organisation. We are going to develop our knowledge and skills, our actions and standards, our motivation attitudes and training environment so that the College remains the satellite for training excellence, not only in Zimbabwe but internationally.
Aims of the Police Staff College
In terms of the Standing Orders Volume I (1992:100) the Zimbabwe Republic Police Staff College shall: -
Establish, maintain association/affiliation with national and international centres of learning such as the University of Zimbabwe.
Issue nationally and internationally recognised degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Carry out research and provide consultancy services.
To be the leading centre of training, development and academic excellence in management and policing pursued through commitment, diligence and teamwork
To provide quality, relevant, cost effective, flexible, developmental and educational programmes to law enforcement officers.
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;
Administration and Student Affairs
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