Police officers should have names on uniforms

EDITOR — I believe that police officers should have their names and force numbers on their uniforms’ shirts front pockets to curb corruption.

Because not doing so is promoting corruption.

In other countries that is what they do so that when a police officer approaches you, you can call him by his rank and name. I don’t understand  why most Zimbabwe Republic Police officers don’t have these uniforms.

Someone must be answerable for that. Parliament, we voted you to take our voice into the august House so may you please ask the minister of Home Affairs why they don’t put force numbers and names on police officers’ uniforms.

As civilians, we need to know who we are talking to, not to let us engage in guess work.

I am sure if every police officer had his name and force number on his uniform they would desist from taking bribes.



Comments (8)

Well Tozvireva , you answered yourself , if you re-read your submission on curbing of corruption within ZRP

Mukanya - 16 December 2015

that will greatly help because we are facing so much brutality from the police..they abuse the power vested in them...unotanga kutya mupurisa because s/he anoita zvaada and its helpless to report about it

kudzie - 21 December 2015

tanga iwewe kuiswa name tag uzikamwe nepolice because you are the one who has commited a crime and secondly you are the one who gives the bribe

shumbayangu - 23 December 2015

unopenga.manje gore rino tichaguma kusvika mamama.remember hatina kuwana salary

mangau - 29 December 2015

They have other ways of going around the name-tag solution being proposed. They have no problem wearing those heavy police jackets kana kunopisa! kkkkkk. Unless name tags are to be inscribed on those jackets and jerseys as well. Mapurisa, in the current setup, actually think that by enforcing the law they themselves are above the law. Even if the name tags are put on jerseys,jackets et at...they will use the clipboard or fine books to cover them. Each time a police officer talks to you kana aine force number you are assured kuti they will be covering it with either clipboard of some book!

True Makepekepe - 4 January 2016

The police used to carry their force numbers on their uniforms, it was dropped shortly after Independence.

citizen - 14 January 2016


joe soap - 26 April 2016

Names on uniforms or not, that does not and will not change your current situation. Problem with most if not all Zimbabweans is that if they are living in poverty they think someone is causing their poverty. You are poor you are poor. Hating the police doesn't bring more food on your table. Corruption ios happening elsewhere but you just can't say anything about it. IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM, DON'T JOIN THEM, JUST GO HANG!!

MUCHAMAMA - 8 May 2016

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