Police Chief charges officers not to be perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence but agents of comfort


The Inspector General of Police, Graphel Musamba, has called on officers to improve on sensitizations programmes targeting Gender Based Violence (GBV) among themselves.

Musamba said Police officers should not be perpetrators of GBV but should always be a comfort zone for victims of such vices.

He said this in speech read on his behalf by Lusaka Province Police Commissioner, Creto Kaanza, during the official opening of the Sexual offences and Child Protection course for first responders held in Lusaka.

He added that cases of GBV should be taken seriously just like any other case that was reported at the Police Station.

“Victims who make reports face to face, on phone or other means must be well taken care of and Police officers must act according to the need of the particular victim,” he emphasised.

The Police Chief said his Command, working together with other stakeholders, would endeavor to build capacity for the first responders of GBV cases.

Musamba said this was in order to ensure that perpetrators do not get away with it but face the full wrath of the law.

He appreciated the partnership that existed between Zambia Police Service and Scotland police.

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Scotland police Head of International Development and Innovation Unit, June Peebles, said GBV cases occurred everywhere including Scotland but sharing of information among Police officers help to effectively curb the vice.

“The training partnership of Police officers on GBV and other related cases has been extended to 2027,” Peebles said.

Zambia Police Service and Police Scotland signed a training memorandum of Understanding on GBV and other related cases in 2017.

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