Malawi Police Service

Malawi Police Service Programme Lawyer

The Programme Lawyer in the Malawi Police Service is responsible for managing a programme of trainings for Malawian police officers on various topics relating to criminal law and human rights. They are based primarily with police at the Victim Support Unit at the Lilongwe Police Station, but with regular travel in-country.

Child Justice workshop Jun 2017

Day to day, the PL spends a lot of time in various police stations across the Central Region building relationships, strengthening the linkages between the various branches within the stations themselves, monitoring implementation of knowledge gained through trainings, and mentoring and guiding police officers.

They are also involved in checking cell conditions and the amount of time accused persons are being kept in cells before being brought to court – i.e. in order to ensure that the law is being complied with. The MPS PL has involvement in supporting IRLI’s Diversion Programme for children who have come in conflict with the law, working with our Programme Office and others to ensure the success of the diversion programme.