Otjozondjupa police's riot unit accredited
01 Oct 2014 11:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 01 OCT (NAMPA) Twenty-three Namibian Police Force (NamPol) members in the Otjozondjupa Region on Wednesday received accreditation certificates to manage public riots and disorder.
NamPols Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo handed-over the certificates at a weekly police parade at the Otjiwarongo police station.
The Otjozondjupa polices Riot and Public Disorder Management Unit was established at the beginning of this year.
Anghuwo said the 23 members who form this unit underwent intensive physical training courses here from 12 to 24 May 2014 under the watchful eye of Inspector Peter Kakwambi.
He reminded the entire police force to ensure that law and order in the region is maintained during the upcoming political-party campaigns, as well as during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on 28 November this year.
Anghuwo also announced his official retirement from the police force as from 03 October 2014.
However, from 03 November 2014 he will still be working on contract as Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander until 31 October 2015, when he will finally exit the Force.
Anghuwo also awarded certificates of appreciation to 11 civilians who have served the Force for more than five years as institutional workers at different police stations in the region.
He then congratulated the regional police sports team which participated in NamPols annual sports games in the //Karas Region this year.
The team won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.