The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ernest Mangu, has reshuffled some top brass and promoted others in the police force, in a move described as normal routine changes in accordance with regulations.
A statement to the media signed by the Police Force Spokesperson, SSP Advera Senso, noted that IGP Mangu made changes of some Regional Police Commanders, Regional Crime Officers, Regional Traffic Police Officers and other officers from different departments.
Among RPCs affected by the changes include Ruvuma Regional Police Commander Deusdedit Nsimeki, who has been transferred to Manyara. RPC Nsimeki will be replaced by his Manyara counterpart RPC Akili Mpwapwa.
Lindi Regional Senior Police Officer (ACP) Renatha Mzinga has been promoted to become Lindi Regional Police Commander, while Dodoma ACP Suzan Kaganda has been transferred to become the Regional Police Commander (RPC) of Tabora to replace ACP Peter Ouma who has been transferred to the police headquarters.
Others are Mtwara Regional Crime Officer ACP Eliyakimu Masenga who goes to Head of Criminal Investigation Unit at Tanzania Zambia Railway (TAZARA), While Tabora Regional Crime Officer ACP David Mnyambuga will be the Ilala Regional Crime Officer replacing ACP Juma Bwire who becomes Senior Police Officer in Tabora.
Meanwhile, the former Tabora Senior Superintendent of Police John Kauga becomes Regional Crime Officer of Tabora and the former Rombo District Officer In-charge, SSP Ralph Meela, goes to Mtwara to serve as Regional Crime Officer.
Former Head of Tazara Investigation Office, SP Issack Msengi, becomes the Assistant Regional Crime Officer in Coast Region. The newly appointed regional traffic commanders include the former Kinondoni Officer SSP Ibrahim Mwamakula who has been transferred to Dar es Salaam Traffic Special Zone.
Mwamakula has been replaced by the former Mtwara District Police Commander SP Awadh Haji. Senior Police Commander Ezekiel Kiko Mgeni formerly serving in Temeke Region becomes Temeke Regional Traffic Commander.
Others are the former Lindi Regional Traffic Commander SP James Kiteleki who goes to Njombe Region under the same portfolio, the former Ilala Traffic Commander, Meloe Buzema, goes to Lindi as Regional Traffic Commander.
Former Assistant Temeke Traffic Commander ASP Prackson Kibogoyo has been appointed Head of Operation Coast Region, while the former Njombe RTO ASP Chacha Nsaho Maro goes to Ilala as Regional Traffic Commander.