The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has started the mass transfer of senior police officers who have been at stations and sections for five years or more.
In a memorandum, ZRP chief staff officer human resources administration, Commissioner Patson Nyabadza instructed all provincial commanders to complete the process by 28 April 2022. He wrote:
Please be kindly advised that this office has noted with great concern that some members have overstayed at stations and sections.
This has often compromised work efficiency and ultimately service delivery as members either become over familiarised with their policing environments or become impediments to new work ethics.
In an endeavour to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness in the police service, you are directed to effect transfers of members who have been at one station for a period of five (5) years and above.
Officers commanding police provinces are to execute transfers within their provinces not later than 28 April 2022 and furnish headquarters with copies of the transfers once implemented.