LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Commissioner of Police responsible for Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) Dennis Chipao, has urged the newly inducted Police detectives to put into practice the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout the eight-week investigative training course.

Commissioner Chipao was speaking as the guest of honour at Central Region Training Centre (CRTC) in Lilongwe on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the official closing ceremony of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) intake course attended by 29 officers, comprising 19 males and 10 females.

A cross-setion of the trainees at the closing ceremony

He was flanked by the European Union representative Atiji Phiri Nuka and the Chilungamo Programme Team Leader, Sophie Larsen.

Said Commissioner Chipao: “I am aware that this CID course has been a unique training programme because it has been conducted using new curriculum. The new modules including Financial Investigation, Cyber Crime, Human Trafficking and Human Rights, based on emerging and impacting crimes”.

In her remarks, Phiri Nuka promised that her institution will continue bankrolling the capacity building drive of police officers through the Chilungamo project.

One her part, Larsen commended the facilitators and the overall organisation of the CID course.

Earlier on, the commandant for CRTC Senior Superintendent Francis Mlanga welcomed the guest of honour and all other delegates.

The lead trainers on the course were Detective Inspectors Thoko Thyolamanja of Balaka Police Station and Ian Ngwenya of National Police Headquarters respectively. There were also some visiting lecturers from other formations, throughout the two-months period.

The highest performing officer was Detective Inspector Mathews Mario based at Fiscal and Fraud section in Lilongwe.

In conclusion, Commissioner Chipao presented certificates to the graduating officers.

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