Zambia Police Reserve Act, 1950
- Commenced on 22 December 1950
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Zambia Police Reserve Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"arms" includes firearms;"emergency" means any state of affairs which, in the opinion of the Inspector-General, constitutes a danger to peace and good order;"Inspector-General" means the Inspector-General of Police;"Reserve police officer" means a member of the Zambia Police Reserve;"Reserve" means the Zambia Police Reserve established under the provisions of section three, and includes any part of such Reserve.[As amended by G.N. No. 343 of 1964 and Act No. 26 of 1985]
3. Establishment of Zambia Police ReserveThe is hereby established a police force reserve, which shall be known as the Zambia Police Reserve.
Part II – Zambia Police Reserve
4. Who may be Reserve police officersThe Reserve shall consist of such persons, resident in Zambia who, having attained the age of eighteen years, volunteer for service in the Reserve and are considered by the Inspector-General to be suitable for enrolment as Reserve police officers.[As amended by Act No. 26 of 1985]
5. Employment of ReserveThe Reserve may be employed in Zambia for assisting the Zambia Police Force in the maintenance of law and order, and the apprehension of offenders and, in the performance of such duties, Reserve police officers may carry such arms as may be approved by the Minister.[As amended by G.N. No. 343 of 1964]
6. Classification of Reserve officersThe Reserve shall be divided into two classes as follows:"Class A" shall consist of Reserve police officers who upon enrolment undertake, in writing, to carry out—
7. Oath of allegiance
8. Period of engagementEvery Reserve police officer enrolled under the provisions of this Act shall serve in the Reserve for a period of two years and thereafter may re-engage, for further service, for periods of two years.
9. Calling out in emergency
10. Reserve to be issued with arms, etc.The Reserve shall be issued with such uniform, arms, ammunition and equipment as may be approved by the Minister.[As amended by G.N. No. 343 of 1964]
11. Provisions of Zambia Police Act may be applied to ReserveThe Minister may, by statutory order, apply any of the provisions of the Zambia Police Act to such class of Reserve police officers and during such time as he shall in such order specify, and such officers shall thereupon be subject to such provisions, and have all the powers, privileges and immunities conferred thereby.[Cap. 107][As amended by G.N. No. 343 of 1964]
12. Compensation on death or injury on duty
13. Restriction on action of employersAny employer who by dismissing an employee, or by reducing his wages or salary, or in any other manner whatever penalises him for being a Reserve police officer, or carrying out his duties as such, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on conviction before a magistrate of the first or second class, to a fine not exceeding one thousand five hundred penalty units.[As amended by Act No. 13 of 1994]
14. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations prescribing all or any of the following:
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
22 December 1950