Internal Affairs

Police crime prevention drive underway in Otjozondjupa

Summary

Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region are busy conducting street patrols on foot and mounting mobile roadblocks on public roads for the Easter weekend.NamPol spokesperson in the region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an …

Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region are busy conducting street patrols on foot and mounting mobile roadblocks on public roads for the Easter weekend.

NamPol spokesperson in the region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Friday said the street patrols are aimed at preventing crime activities through increased police visibility in streets, central business areas and residential suburbs.

The five economic hubs where the police operations are underway are at Otjiwarongo, Okahandja, Okakarara, Otavi and Grootfontein, Mbeha said.

“The street patrols are backed up by police officers in moving vehicles and those at mobile and permanent roadblocks,” she said.

Police officers at permanent roadblocks on the B2 road between Okahandja and Karibib, and on the B1 between Otjiwarongo and Otavi are equipped with the necessary policing tools and instruments, she said.

“Therefore, I call on the general public to expect a random stop and search activity, on them or their vehicles,” she added.

Mbeha further warned liquor outlets to avoid any sale of alcohol on Good Friday, Sunday and on Easter Monday since they are closed days and any sale of alcohol is prohibited by law.

She also urged farmers to conduct regular patrols on farms and count their livestock as a proactive measure against stock theft.

The officer again called on the general public to report suspicious movement of people and vehicles in their suburbs.

Source: Namibia Press Agency