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ZRP Slashes Minimum Age For Recruitment

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police has amended its recruitment policy that will see the age one can be accepted at Constable level reduced from 30 to 22 years, while a pass in a Science subject at O-level is now compulsory.

In addition, one has to have passed five subjects in not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language and Science. Before the changes, minimum entry requirements into ZRP at Constable level included being aged between 18 and 30, and having five Ordinary Level passes (Grade C or better) in not more than three sittings, with English Language and Mathematics being compulsory.

Chief police spokesperson Commissioner Charity Charamba said applicants who were on the waiting list had been done away with.

“As stated in the statement, there are no recruitments and there is no waiting list. What we have done is we have amended our policy, which will see the recruitment of an elite and capable officer. Once recruitment begins we will advertise in both the print and broadcast media,” she said.

Comm Charamba said the process would be inclusive of a vetting process that would weed out any criminal elements with intent to join the force to perform criminal activities under the guise of the law.

“Applicants should also have a good, clean background with no criminal record,” read part of the statement.

She said applicants would then go through a rigorous selection process.

“The ZRP wishes to express appreciation and gratitude to all applicants who had shown interest in the service and were on the waiting list,” she said


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