Minister of Safety and Security says for the Namibian Police Force to execute its functions it should recruit and train personnel properly to enhance their capacity to respond to demands

Minister of Safety and Security Charles Namoloh says for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) to execute its functions, it should recruit and train personnel properly to enhance their capacity to respond to demands.

Namoloh made these remarks while officially opening the training of 707 cadet constables at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region yesterday.

The training will take place over 12 months, unlike in the past when NamPol recruits took part in a basic training course over three or six months.

No training, however, took place since 2015 due to financial constraints.

The current training will last for 12 months to ensure that the cadet constables are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to properly execute the tasks of the force in enforcing the rule of law, the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, Namoloh said, calling on the trainees to conduct themselves in a disciplined manner and to not just work in the force because of the salary.

Namoloh also said the recruits should consider themselves lucky to be called up for training and said over N.dollars 2 million was spent on the course.

Source: Namibia Press Agency