More than 700 recruits start NamPol training

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

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

The training, Namoloh said, will last for 12 months, unlike in the past when NamPol recruits received a three or six-month Police Basic Training Course.

Since 2015 there was no Police training in Namibia, and Namoloh pointed out that the training could not continue for the pas some five year due to financial constraints.

The training (current) will last for 12 months to ensure that the cadet constables involved in are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills so as to properly execute the noble tasks of the force in enforcing the rule of law, the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, Namoloh told those present.

He used the platform to call on the trainees to have passion for the policing profession, conduct themselves in disciplined manner and not join the force just because of the salary.

Asking the recruits to regard themselves as lucky to be called for training, Namoloh reminded them that the curriculum to be used in their course has been develop at costs and over N.dollars 2 million was spent.

This amount excludes other expenses incurred for the consultations, meetings, training needs assessment and bench-marking trips, he explained.

Our aim is to provide a training that is adequate and proper for policing in a democracy, responsive to violations of the fundamental human rights and conscious of the population growth, said the NamPol Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga whilst speaking at the same function.

Ndeitunga described the recruits as the sons and daughters of the country who have decided to make policing their professional career, and on the other hand informed them that the Police functions are complex responsibilities requiring well-prepared, dedicated, focused and committed individuals.

It is the first NamPol training course for this year.

Source: Namibia Press Agency