Special Field Force meeting taking place at Otjiwarongo

09 Oct 2014 13:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 09 OCT (NAMPA) – Special Field Force (SFF) unit commanders from all 14 regions are meeting at Otjiwarongo to plan policing measures for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The two-day meeting was officially opened by the Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Special Field Force Directorate, Commissioner Ben Shikongo, on behalf of NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga on Wednesday.
Members of the SFF are tasked with guarding the national border posts and government buildings countrywide.
The NamPol Inspector-General said the purpose of the gathering is to see to it that regional and sub-station commanders in the SFF discuss the tactical policing methods which will be applied during and after the elections.
The National Assembly and Presidential elections are slated for 28 November this year.
“During this platform, you are expected to plan methods which will ensure that national security is preserved during and after the elections,” said Ndeitunga.
He indicated that the police force will ensure that maximum security is provided for members of the public and government property.
The movement of goods and people at the various border posts will also be strictly controlled during the November elections.
The meeting was also expected to discuss logistics such as the feeding and equipping of the SFF members to be deployed in field operations, at national border-posts and at the buildings earmarked for the safekeeping of sensitive election materials.
The police chief then appealed to the general public to do their part in reporting any suspicious movements of goods or suspected criminal activities in their vicinities to their nearest police stations.
Ndeitunga, meanwhile, also urged those attending the meeting to share crucial information and skills on how to best protect wildlife during the festive season.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo was present at the official opening of the meeting on Wednesday morning.
The meeting ends on Thursday.