07 Aug 2014 16:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 07 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo on Thursday urged community members in Otjiwarongo to expose police officials suspected to be involved in corrupt activities.
Anghuwo was speaking at the official launch of a police suggestion box at the Otjiwarongo Town Square.
The top policeman in the region called on the community members to work with the police by reporting all criminals and their activities.
Our regional police strategic plan for this year is aimed at aggressively using the philosophy of community policing in order to consolidate the co-operation we have with the general public, Anghuwo said.
He said members of the public can write down their concerns on paper and deposit such notes in the suggestion box.
The notes will be collected on a weekly basis by the Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb.
He cautioned the general public here not to blame NamPol for failing to arrest criminals and eradicate crime syndicates in the region if they do not do their part by informing the police by using the suggestion box.
Speaking at the event, Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma also called on all Namibians to strengthen the neigbourhood watch organisations in their respective towns, saying they must become volunteer secret agents of the police in their surrounding areas.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor said it has been proven that NamPols success in apprehending criminals depends on the support they receive from the general public.
Nuuyoma said refraining from harbouring criminals or buying stolen goods, and reporting the whereabouts of criminals and their activities to the nearest police stations must become the duty of all Namibians.
I would like to see this idea of a police suggestion box being introduced in all seven constituencies in the region, he stated.