The Zambia Police force was brought into existence through the Zambia Police Act Chapter 107 of the Laws of Zambia.
Part 2 section 5 of the act clearly defines the role of the police force in the republic of Zambia. It states that 'the force shall be employed in and through out Zambia for preserving the peace, for the prevention and detection of crime and for the apprehension of offenders against the peace and for the performance of such duties may carry arms.
We the Zambia Police are committed to providing high quality service, by upholding and applying the law fairly and firmly to all. We will apply pro-active methods to prevent crime, arrest those who break the law and take them to court and assist victims of crime through counseling.
We are committed to cultivating rapport and partnership with the community. We pledge to respect individual human rights while recognizing the community's expectations and obligations.
We are committed and we will review our roles and are ready to change our approaches to law enforcement methods where necessary in order to facilitate good democratic governance, while upholding our professional standards and ethics.'
The service through this mission will strive to promote and supplement the overall efforts that are aimed at bringing crime levels to their minimal levels.