Police Day commemorated

WALVIS BAY

01 December 2017 | Police

Otis Finck





The inspector general of the Namibian police force, lt.-gen. Sebastian Ndeitunga emphasised the need for police officers to develop trust and credibility among themselves while executing their duties.

“Commanders should encourage and motivate members periodically to boost morale in respect of doing their work promptly and to the best of their ability. Members should also be credited for a job well done and contributions of an extraordinary nature should be acknowledged,” the Namibian police chief said on the commemoration of the 27th edition of Police Day.

“Police Day is an important occasion for the country and the force. On the day members of the Namibian police force renew their steadfast commitment to fulfilling its mandate of ensuring that the safety and security of the nation is maintained by securing the internal security of Namibia, maintaining law and order, investigating offenses or alleged offenses and protecting life and property. The occasion also presents an opportunity for members of the force to reflect on the important role the force has been playing over the years and reminds them of the enormous responsibility placed on their shoulders.”

The chief of the Namibian police also expressed his gratitude towards the political leadership of the country for ensuring within available means, that the Namibian police force is equipped with the necessary technical and human resources to carry out its constitutional and statutory duties.

“The leadership of the force for their selfless effort in leading the members of the force, must be commended. Their endeavors guaranteed the successes scored by the force through the implementation of effective strategies for the efficient and effective discharge of daily police duties.”

Ndeitunga further said that the economic downturn facing the country has made it impossible for the force to complete some of the projects it has embarked upon.

He pointed out that the construction of new modern police facilities such as the police regional headquarters, police stations and barracks have however been accomplished. Existing police facilities have also been upgraded and fuel tanks have been established at various police stations.

“The completion of some capital projects which are still ongoing countrywide have however been slowed down by financial constraints.”

The force practically came into being at Namibia’s independence on 21 March 1990 and its establishment followed successful integration of the then South West Police Force (Swapol), former fighters of the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) and former combatants of the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN).

The force was subsequently established in conformity with article 118 of the Namibian Constitution and the Police Act no 19 of 1990, signed into law by founding president and father of the Namibian nation Sam Nujoma on 26 November 1990. Cabinet at its 16th session declared 26 November as the Namibian Police Day.

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