An investigation on factors contributing to low morale among police officers at Nyimba Police Station
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The study was designed to investigate factors contributing to low morale among police officers at Nyimba.The research sample included all the twenty-five police officers at Nyimba. The researcher collected data using the questionnaire and interview techniques and analyzed historitically using tables of frequences, percentages and some qualitative techniques.The study revealed that the following factors contribute to the respondents' low morale: lack of transport, lack of stationery, poor salaries, poor working conditions, lack of training opportunities and poor lighting system at night.According to the study, containment of crime can be a success if police officers are motivated.The study recommended among other things increments of salary, adequate transport and stationery, good working conditions and access to courses. It was hoped that these could help the government to find ways of motivating officers.
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