Windhoek Mayor Job Amupanda has urged Head of the City Police, Chief Abraham Kanime, and his management, to recognise and reward hardworking police officers for putting their lives on the line to serve and protect the city.Amupanda made these remarks o…
Windhoek Mayor Job Amupanda has urged Head of the City Police, Chief Abraham Kanime, and his management, to recognise and reward hardworking police officers for putting their lives on the line to serve and protect the city.
Amupanda made these remarks on Thursday during the City Police’s 15th anniversary celebration that took place at the City Police head office.
He said with the increase in Windhoek’s population, various criminal activities can also increase, pointing to crimes like robberies, housebreaking and theft of motor vehicles. However, according to the mayor, the City Police have decisively strengthened their efforts to fight crime and as a result, the level of crime in the capital has been reduced, which he said is clear testimony of the dedication and hard work of the police officers.
“Awards and decorative medals are a source of motivation and a symbol of recognition. Therefore, it is only correct that they are presented to deserving members, especially the long-serving members of the uniform. These men and women put their lives on the line every day to make sure that we are safe, and our properties are protected,” said Amupanda.
He added that the public must remember that crime prevention and road safety are not the responsibility of the police alone, but that of everyone.
“I would therefore like to call upon members of the community to start being involved in policing, by ensuring that they claim ownership of their neighbourhoods and create a safer environment for all. We have confidence in the City Police and will continue to give them all the necessary support needed to carry out their noble and essential national duty,” stated Amupanda.
While speaking at the same occasion, Kanime said that over the years that he has been with the police, he has seen creativity, innovation, dedication and commitments from various officers who demonstrated leadership for the betterment of the City Police.
He also told the officers residents have certain expectations from the City Police as far as their safety is concerned and urged them to maintain a high level of professionalism in order to meet these expectations.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency