CHAPTER 117 - ZAMBIA POLICE RESERVE ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Application of the Zambia Police Act to the Reserve

Zambia Police Reserve Regulations

APPLICATION OF THE ZAMBIA POLICE ACT TO THE RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS

[Section 11]

[Order by the Minister]

SI 211of 1966.

The following sections of the Zambia Police Act shall apply to all Reserve police officers when undergoing training or when called upon to perform duties or when called out for service—

Sections 3, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 (1) (except paragraphs (d) (v) and (n)), 36, 39, 46, 58, 59, 60 and 61.

ZAMBIA POLICE RESERVE REGULATIONS

[Section 14]

[Re-denominate the currency as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 8 of 2012, read with Bank of Zambia Act, 43 of 1996.]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ORGANISATION

   3.   Organisation

   4.   Ranks and establishment

PART III
ENROLMENT, RELEASE AND RE-ENGAGEMENT

   5.   Application for enrolment

   6.   Enrolment

   7.   Promotion and reduction in rank

   8.   Change of residence

   9.   Resignation

   10.   Re-engagement

   11.   Retention of services

   12.   Delivery up of arms, etc.

PART IV
DISCIPLINE

   13.   Offences

PART V
TRAINING

   14.   Inspector-General to control training

   15.   Exemption from annual training

PART VI
PAY AND ALLOWANCES

   16.   Rate of pay and allowances

PART VII
GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF RESERVE

   17.   Care of arms, etc.

   18.   Control of expenditure

   19.   Loss of documents

   20.   Report of injury or death

   21.   Compensation for injury or death

   22.   Revocation and savings

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

Act 26 of 1985,

Act 13 of 1994,

SI 198 of 1966,

SI 331 of 1968.

[Regulations by the Minister]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Zambia Police Reserve Regulations.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

“application form” means Form 1 set out in the First Schedule;

“District Commandant” means a Reserve police officer appointed by the Inspector-General to be in charge of the Reserve police officers in any District;

“Divisional Commandant” means a superior officer appointed by the Inspector-General to be in charge of the Reserve police officers in any police division;

“divisional commander of police” means a superior police officer appointed by the Inspector-General to be in charge of a police division, or, if no such officer has been appointed in relation to any such division, the Inspector-General appoint on secondment such police officer.

“superior officer” means a Reserve police officer of or above the rank of Reserve Assistant Superintendent.

“the Force” means the Zambia Police Force as constituted under the provisions of the Zambia Police Act.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

PART II
ORGANISATION

 

3.   Organisation

   (1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the organisation of the Reserve shall correspond to the organisation of the Force throughout Zambia.

   (2) The Inspector-General may—

      (a)   appoint on secondment such police officer to the Reserve as he may consider necessary for the proper administration and control of the Reserve;

      (b)   appoint Reserve police officers to the ranks set forth in regulation 4 to such numbers as may from time to time be approved in accordance with the provisions of the said regulation;

      (c)   appoint a superior officer to be a Divisional Commandant;

      (d)   appoint a Reserve police officer to be a District Commandant.

   (3) A Divisional Commandant shall be responsible to the Inspector-General, and a District Commandant shall be responsible to the Divisional Commandant of the police division in which his District is situated:

Provided that, when the Reserve is called out in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of the Act, the Reserve in each police division shall come under the command of the local divisional commander of police who may authorise officers commanding police districts or officers in charge of police stations situated within his divisional area to take command of those Reserve police officers called out for duty at police formations under their immediate command.

   (4) The Inspector-General may confer upon a District Commandant, being a superior officer, for such limited periods as may be deemed necessary all or any of the powers of a Divisional Commandant.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

 

4.   Ranks and establishment

   (1) The Reserve shall consist of such numbers as may from time to time be approved by the Minister of the following ranks–

 


Reserve 

Equivalent rank
in the Force 

   (a)   Superior officers— 

 

Reserve Senior Superintendent    . .      . . 

Senior Superintendent 

Reserve Superintendent   . .   . .      . . 

Superintendent 

Reserve Assistant Superintendent    . .      . . 

Assistant Superintendent 

   (b)   Reserve police officers other than superior officers— 

 

Reserve Chief Inspector    . .   . .   . .   . . 

Chief Inspector 

Reserve Inspector   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . . 

Inspector 

Reserve Sub-Inspector    . .   . .   . .    

Sub-Inspector 

Reserve Sergeant   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . . 

Sergeant 

Reserve Constable   . .   . .   . .   . .   . . 

Constable    (2) Subject to any special directions of the Inspector-General Reserve police officers shall, when serving with the Force, rank as the junior of police officers of the equivalent rank in the Force.

   (3) The precedence of superior officers of the same rank in the Reserve shall be determined among themselves by the order in which their names appear in the Reserve Orders of the Force periodically published by the Inspector-General.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

PART III
ENROLMENT, RELEASE AND RE-ENGAGEMENT

 

5.   Application for enrolment

   (1) Every applicant for enrolment as a Reserve police officer shall complete, in duplicate, Part I of an application form which shall be in the Form 1 set out in the First Schedule.

   (2) Every applicant referred to in sub-regulation (1) shall then be examined by a medical practitioner nominated by the Inspector-General or by a medical practitioner of his choice who shall enter the result of such examination in Part II of the application form.

   (3) Where the applicant aforesaid is examined by a medical practitioner nominated by the Inspector-General no charge shall be borne by the applicant for such examination but where such applicant is examined by a medical practitioner of his own choice the applicant shall bear the cost of such examination.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

 

6.   Enrolment

   (1) The Inspector-General may, in his absolute discretion, refuse to permit an applicant to enrol without assigning any reason therefor.

   (2) On enrolment every applicant shall complete Part III of the application form.

   (3) Any declaration under section 7 of the Act may be made before a superior officer.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

 

7.   Promotion and reduction in rank

   (1) A Divisional Commandant may, on the recommendation of a District Commandant, promote any Reserve police officer to a rank other than the rank of a superior officer.

   (2) The Inspector-General may, on the written recommendation of a divisional commander of police or a Divisional Commandant, reduce in rank any Reserve police officer.

[Am by Act 26 of 1985.]

 

8.   Change of residence

A reserve police officer who changes his place of residence or who leaves his place of residence for a period of longer than one week shall forthwith report in writing to his District Commandant stating the address of his new place of residence or, as the case may be, his address during his absence and the dates between which he proposes to be absent.

 

9.   Resignation

   (1) A Reserve police officer may be released or discharged for any of the following causes, and by the officer shown in the second column hereto:

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