Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says 300 traffic officers are currently undergoing a refresher course at Lilayi Police College in Lusaka.
In a statement today, Katongo explained that traffic officers would undergo in-service training countrywide.
“The Zambia Police Service has embarked on a programme of sending all traffic Police Officers for in-service training. During this programme, traffic Police Officers countrywide will undergo specialized training in order to enable them serve the public professionally and in a dignified manner.
Further, the move is aimed at addressing a number of complaints from members of the public leveled against the officers. Currently, 300 traffic officers are undergoing a refresher course at Lilayi Police College in Lusaka. More officers are yet to be sent for the same training,” Katongo stated.
She advised motorists to avoid engaging in confrontations with the officers.
“On the other hand, members of the public, motorists in particular, are called upon to avoid engaging in confrontations with Police Officers on duty. They are instead advised to report all officers that misconduct themselves whilst on duty to relevant authorities,” stated Katongo.
Traffic officers have been making headlines for causing accidents and engaging in confrontations with citizens, which has been condemned by many stakeholders.