Bonny Kapeso directs all traffic police officers to stop using personal cars when doing Government duties

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Police Commissioners, Commissioner A. Daka (l) Commissioner C. Bowa (c)and Commissioner B. Kapeso following the Parade proceedings during the 2015-2016 Pass out Parade in Geoffrey Mukuma Training School or called Sondela in Kafue District
Police Commissioners, Commissioner A. Daka (l) Commissioner C. Bowa (c)and Commissioner B. Kapeso following the Parade proceedings during the 2015-2016 Pass out Parade in Geoffrey Mukuma Training School or called Sondela in Kafue District
Southern Province Police Commission Bonny Kapeso have directed all traffic police officers in province to stop using personal cars when doing Government duties during their operations with immediate effect.

In a statement today, Kapeso said any officer who will disobey his directive will be severely dealt with and risks being reverted to general duties, adding that this is in line with the Police’s quest to remain relevant, professional and transparent in execution of police duties.

Kapeso said the directive comes in the wake of the continued concerns from the public that traffic officers have turned their personal cars into mobile offices at their points of operations thereby comprising police professional ethics and standards.

He said alternatively, officers shall be dropped at operational points and picked there, using Government vehicles, namely, marked police vehicles.

Kapeso noted that in light of the above, members of the public are free to report any police officer using personal vehicles as payment offices to my office without fear.

And Kapeso said traffic officers are expected to remain on the roads while working as opposed to officers sitting in their cars while doing their patrols.

“ANY OFFICER DISOBEYING THIS DIRECTIVE WILL SEVERELY BE DEALT WITH AND RISKS BEING REVERTED TO GENERAL DUTIES IN OUR QUEST TO REMAIN RELEVANT, PROFESSIONAL AND TRANSPARENT IN EXECUTION OF POLICE DUTIES”

“THE DIRECTIVE COMES IN THE WAKE OF CONTINUED CONCERNS FROM THE PUBLIC THAT TRAFFIC OFFICERS HAVE TURNED THEIR PERSONAL CARS INTO MOBILE OFFICES AT THEIR POINTS OF OPERATIONS THEREBY COMPRISING POLICE PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND STANDARDS”

“INSTEAD OFFICERS SHALL BE DROPPED AT OPERSTIONAL POINTS AND PICKED THEREFROM USING GOVERNMENT VEHICLES, NAMELY, MARKED POLICE VEHICLES”

“IN LIGHT OF THE ABOVE, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE FREE TO REPORT ANY POLICE OFFICER USING PERSONAL VEHICLES AS PAYMENT OFFICES TO MY OFFICE WITHOUT FEAR.” Bonny Kapeso said

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    And where do you report this blatant grand theft to? Your office right?

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    “adding that this is in line with the Police’s quest to remain relevant, professional and transparent in execution of police duties.”
    Really Bone! what do you mean by that?
    Your ZP, including yourself cannot be referred to by any means as being relevant, professional and transparent in executing their duties or anything else.

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    They are supposed to sit in Police Vehicles, and if there are no Police Vehicles, what are you doing to acquire some? We like to ban this and that, but never work to solve the problem.

    Recently the IG of Police was in America where they partnered with the Police from the State of New Mexico. Why can’t you reach out to your American partners and ask for a donation of a Patrol Car.

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    Donations, donations always. Where is our money being spent if we are always begging?

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    This is the only sensible thing that this cadre has vomited ever since he joined the Police, the same should be so in all the ten provinces of Zambia. These Traffic Police Officers use their cars, because they are proceeds of the same corruption, they do not care using personal vehicles when doing GRZ work, because they use these as their ATMs and can buy more from their day light robbery and illegalities.

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    Long overdue and well done Mr Kapeso this directive should apply countrywide

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    You need the equivalent of South Africa’s IPID-(Independent Police Investigation Division) that keeps an eye on the Police. But then Im sure it will also be corrupted. You need God

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    So off duty officers does not apply in Zambia? So if an officer observe a crime in progress while driving his personal rig, he or she can not apprehend or stop a crime until he or she gets in the ZP vehicle which has zero fuel or a flat tire. Zambia

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      No policeman in Zed ever does what you’re saying. Unless there’s something in it for him or her.

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    I cant believe I have people who doesn’t think like this person commenting that if an officer observe a crime in progress while driving his personal rig, he or she can not apprehend or stop a crime until he or she gets in the ZP vehicle which has zero fuel or a flat tire. Zambia, he is the police officer when he is in uniform and in uniform he is not allowed to use his personal car, I think now u have understood.

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    Nothing will change instead they will ZP number playes and start putting on their private vehicle.Zp temunobe.

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    Ba Kapeso – Ulimwaume: Even Copper belt Traffic Officers behave the same – Kitwe in particular Kitwe Traffic Officers they always come and hide at Scaw Limited, National Breweries in private vehicles. Tell us where can we be reporting these people.

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