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Volunteers play crucial role in combating crime

Volunteers play crucial role in combating crime

Niël Terblanché

MEMBERS of the public who join the Namibian Police as reservists play a vital role in the prevention and detection of crime in Namibia.

 

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga and the Commander of the Namibian Police in the Khomas Region, Commissioner Joseph Shikongo, held a meeting with long serving members of the reservists in Windhoek over the weekend where the role of the volunteers was discussed.

 

The General said reservists along with other civil protection groups play a crucial role in crime prevention and detection and can play an even more significant role in curbing the scourge poaching and stock theft.

Pictured: The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga and the Commander of the Namibian Police in the Khomas Region, Commissioner Joseph Shikongo, with volunteers who serve as reservists in Nampol during the meeting in Windhoek. – Photo: Contributed

Other issues discussed with reservists were the promotion of long serving reservist members and the recruitment of more volunteers to assist permanent members in combating crime.

 

“The Namibian Police use a strategy of outreach programmes to mobilise the nation to join our efforts in crime prevention and detection and to ensure that everybody is doing their part in combating crime.”

 

Reservists attending the meeting expressed the hope that they will be able to build further on better relationships with the command structures of the permanent force.

 

Commissioner Shikongo said he is looking forward to better cooperation with the public and volunteers which all share the same aim to ensure the safety of all Namibians.