Background: The Tanzania Police Force was officially established on 25 August 1919 by an English Government proclamation published in Government Gazette No. But the army was legally established by the Police Force Act of 1939 [THE POLICE FORCE AND AUXILIARY SERVICES ACT OF 1939) PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION. This law is the one that applies to this day although it has been revised from time to time.
The Army Headquarters according to the announcement was in Lushoto
District in Tanga Region under the leadership of Major S.T Davis.