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 police force in Tanzania is a national body that falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is lead by the Inspector General of Police. The Tanzania Police Force (TPF) is divided into five departments, which fall under the control of individual Commissioners Ajira za polisi 2021|Nafasi za kazi polisi 2021|Ajira jeshi la polisi 2021|Tangazo La Ajira Jeshi la Polisi Oversight of the police is conducted both internally and externally, with internal disciplinary procedures conducted by way of tribunals and other measures by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Police and the Inspector-General of Police. Although private citizens are allowed to lay complaints against individual members at police stations, internal oversight mechanisms are not considered effective given the lack of transparency in proceedings and the dis-incentive to lodge complaints.
The Army Headquarters according to the announcement was in Lushoto
District in Tanga Region under the leadership of Major S.T Davis.