CHAPTER IX THE POLICE FORCE 93: Police Force and Commissioner of Police
94: Police Service Commission
- There shall be a Police Force which, together with such other bodies as may be established by law for the purpose, shall have the function of preserving the internal security of and maintaining law and order in Zimbabwe.
- Subject to the provisions of an Act of Parliament, the Police Force shall be under the command of the Commissioner of Police, who shall be appointed by the President after consultation with such person or authority as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.
- An Act of Parliament shall make provision for the organization, administration and discipline of the PoliceForce, including the Appointment of persons to offices or ranks in the Police Force, their removal from office or reduction in rank, their punishment for breaches of discipline and the fixing of their conditions of service.
95: Functions of Police Service Commission
- There shall be a Police Service Commission which shall consist of--
- a chairman who, subject to the provisions of section 74 (3), shall be the chairman of the Public Service Commission; and
- not less than two and not more than seven other members appointed, subject to the provisions of subsection (2), by the President.
- The persons to be appointed under subsection (1) (b) shall be chosen for their ability and experience in administration or their professional qualifications or their suitability otherwise for appointment, and at least one such member shall be a person who has held senior rank in the Police Force for periods which in the aggregate amount to at least five years.
The functions of the Police Service Commission shall be to tender such advice and do such other things in relation to the Police Force as are provided for by this Constitution or by or under an Act of Parliament.
[Chapter as substituted by section 9 of Act 4 of 1993, with effect from 1.10.1995]