07 Aug 2014 17:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 07 AUG (NAMPA) Thirty-two members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region on Thursday received medals in recognition of their years of service in the force.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma handed the medals over to the NamPol members who have been serving the force for 10 and 20 years respectively at the Otjiwarongo Town Square.
Nuuyoma said these medals were given to the 32 long-serving police force members in order to give them recognition and encourage them to continue working hard.
I believe this type of recognition demonstrates to you how the police appreciate and value your policing responsibilities. It is my wish to urge you to work very hard and commit yourselves to your duties, he said.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor then reminded the police officers that the safety of the Namibian people is not an option, but a necessity at all times.
He urged all police force members here to see to it that the Otjozondjupa Region becomes crime-free.
Nuuyoma said each member of the police force must know that NamPol was established by Government to ensure that the internal security of the country, its people and their property are protected against criminal activity.
He then urged the general public in rural and urban areas to work with the police in combating crime.
On his part, the Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo said members of the police force alone cannot root out crime in the region.
Therefore, concerted efforts and a strong relationship between the general public and the police, is highly needed, he added.
Anghuwo said in order to make the region conducive for socio-economic activities, local people and businesspeople must team up to help eradicate crime.
A sizeable number of community members from Otjiwarongo attended the event.