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ARARE, May 15 — President Robert Mugabe has called on the Zimbabwe Republic Police to upgrade its training programmes to tackle challenges which modern day sophisticated criminals pose.

Speaking at a passing-out parade of 698 police officers hereThursday, President Mugabe said the law enforcers should be technologically savvy.

“Although criminals often develop parallel and potentially frustrating skills and techniques that seek to manipulate technology, police training should include advanced computer forensic and other investigative and analytical techniques which are geared to combat crimes such as terrorism, drugs, human and arms trafficking,” he said.

“When equipped with such skills, our police should be found equal to the task,” he added.

The training of the graduating police officer had included modules on criminal law, law of evidence, human rights and political history.

President Mugabe also challenged the force to speed up completion of its automated fingerprints identification system. “Without the system, the delay in the clearance of cases is likely to occur which in turn results in unnecessary delays in court decisions,” he said.

SOURCE: NEW ZIANA

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