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About Whatmore Tembo

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 33 - 37 Years
  • Industry Management
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About me

I am a skilled security practitioner with 15 years experience in both the Zimbabwe Republic Police as a Police Officer and in  the private sector as a Loss Control Officer and Security Officer. I have vast experience in investigations and criminal prosecutions. I can guide an organisation on the differences between criminal and civil matters and also in testifying during internal disciplinary hearings.

Education

  • 2019 - 2021
    Bindura University of Science Education

    Master of Science Degree in International Relations

    The degree program equipped me with knowledge on security at international level, how to safeguard property from terrorists and international criminal syndicates.

  • 2015 - 2018
    Bindura University of Science Education

    Bachelor of Business Administration Honors Degree in Police and Security Studies

    The degree program offered me an in-depth understanding on security and risk practitioning at corporate level. I also gained skills on how to detect criminal behaviour thereby employing security tactics to deter criminal behaviour. I also learnt on proactive policing measures so as to minimise losses within corporates.

  • 2012 - 2012
    University of Zimbabwe

    Diploma in Police Studies

    The diploma equipped me with investigative skills and knowledge on criminal prosecution of matters

Experience

  • 2022 - 2022
    Allied Timbers Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

    Loss Control Officer

     Commanding a workforce of 310 security guards
     Carrying out Security Surveys, establishing all security threats and crime hotspots within the estates, manufacturing plants and retail outlets.
     Periodic review of existing security policies in line with the ever-changing criminals’ modus operandi (modes of operation).
     Carrying out tactical plans in implementing security strategies.
     Carrying out investigations into any loss related cases and accidents.
     Making sure security personnel and surveillance officers are deployed in all security threat areas
     Carrying out spot checks on financial records.
     Loss Control in the value chain of timber production and in the line of production of timber.
     Enforcement compliance to basic Safety, Health and Environmental Standards within the company premises
     Attending to scenes within the company’s establishments involving loss to the company.
     Monitoring CCTV and submitting weekly and monthly CCTV reports to the Chain of Custody Officer.
     Reporting all criminal matters to the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
     Representing the company in criminal cases at the courts.
     Carrying out security checks and visits to Estates as well as retail outlets
     Enforcing compliance on all Standard Operating Procedures of the company.
     Cultivating informers who provide information.
     Instituting disciplinary proceedings to all security personnel implicated in criminal activities.
     Educating employees on the advantages of practising safe working procedures.
     Assisting the Chain of Custody in identifying CAPEX needs and drafting the department’s yearly budgets.
     Organising training of security personnel both internally and externally.
     Any other duties as may be assigned by my superior.

  • 2022 - Present
    Zimpapers (1980) limited

    Security Officer

     Monitor dispatch of printed newspapers
     Preventing theft of hardcopy newspapers
     Preventing theft of online newspapers
     Attending to and investigating Road traffic accidents involving company vehicles
     Attending to and investigating all workplace incidences and accidents involving company machinery and equipment in liaison with SHEQA
     Supervising outsourced security guards who man all keypoints within the premises
     Carrying out verification processes of new employees’ driver’s licences at CVR
     Carrying out background checks of new employees at CID
     Escorting cash to and from the bank
     Monitor dispatch of goods
     Monitor movement of company assets
     Monitor CCTV and submitting return to the Loss Control Manager
     Receiving and verifying unsold newspapers from vendors.
     Reporting all criminal cases to the ZRP
     Representing the company in criminal matters at the courts
     Carrying out investigations

  • 2022 - 2011
    Zimbabwe Republic Police

    Constable

     Crime Investigations (General)
     Compiling criminal Dockets
     Intelligence gathering
     Receiving reports
     Screening civil cases from criminal cases
     Referring cases for prosecution
     Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
     General crime preventive patrols

  • 2014 - 2020
    Zimbabwe Republic Police

    Sergeant

     Processing payments using SAP
     Clearing all ZRP members willing to retire from the force
     Effecting deductions on all lost, damaged and stolen police property
     Processing payments using PFMS
     Processing payments using Paynet
     Supervising traffic police officers under my command
     Attending to road traffic accidents
     Investigating traffic and criminal cases
     Addressing Dockets to the Public Prosecutor for Opinion
     Compiling monthly crime and traffic accident returns

  • 2013 - 2014
    National Prosecuting Authority (Ministry of Justice)

    Trainee |Public Prosecutor

     Receiving dockets from police stations and screening for offences in the Setdown office
     Differentiating between a crime and a civil wrong
     Representing the State in Bail applications
     Interviewing witnesses to obtain evidence
     Interviewing suspects to come up with the correct charges
     Leading evidence from State witnesses in examination in chief
     Leading state witnesses in re-examination
     Cross examining accused persons during defence case
     Prosecuting police defaulters during disciplinary trials

Expertise

Investigator
Traffic Accident Investigator

Languages

English
Intermediate
Shona
Proficient
Nyanja
Proficient
Ndebele
Proficient