TEN police officers from the Traffic Department have been reverted to general duties for failing to adhere to directives of not mounting unauthorized snap traffic checkpoints on public roads.
The officers were recently warned by the Inspector General of Police, Lemmy Kajoba not to mount unnecessary checkpoints, but chose to give a deaf ear to the directive.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the institutional position on the issue of snap traffic checkpoints still stands.
He said any officer found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.
“Recently, the Inspector General of Police warned of stern action against Police officers who mount unauthorized snap traffic checkpoints on public roads and in compounds,” he said.
Mr. Mwale said all snap traffic checkpoints should be mounted with authority from Provincial Police Commissioners.
He said officers should further ensure that the checkpoints are properly devised and coordinated so that they are not an inconvenience to the traveling public.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 21st March 2023)