23 Jan 2016 12:50pm
OSHAKATI, 23 JAN (NAMPA) More than 700 cadet constables who underwent a six-month Namibian Police Force (NamPol) training course at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre in Ondangwa graduated here on Friday.
Safety and Security Minister Major-General (Rtd) Charles Namoloh officiated at the graduation ceremony.
He was accompanied by Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa and NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, amongst others.
In his address, Namoloh said the new NamPol training was designed to cover all aspects of policing in order to make recruits competent officers.
According to the minister, the recruits were during their training course exposed to various challenges to help them handle any situation that might come their way.
Namoloh believes the training has thoroughly prepared the new constables physically, mentally and psychologically to ensure that they execute their duties with ease and confidence.
When you go to your duty stations, serve members of the public with a sense of pride and humility, he urged.
Namoloh at the same time appealed to all the graduates to be professional, dedicated, committed, loyal, honest and to display integrity in the execution of their duties.
He went on to caution the new constables that NamPol will not hesitate to bring to book any police officer who decides to go against the police regulations and the laws of the country.
We should all maintain and protect this countrys good image, the retired Namibia Defence Force (NDF) Major-General suggested.
Speaking during the same ceremony, the visiting National Commissioner of the Royal Swaziland Police Service, Isaac Magagula congratulated the graduates for persevering throughout the training.
Magagula reminded the new NamPol constables that the contribution expected from them should benefit Namibia and the whole Southern African Development Community Region as crime knows no boundaries and criminals are becoming more cunning, sophisticated and evasive and they do not respect jurisdictions.
Twenty recruits could not complete the training as they had been withdrawn due to medical reasons, while 15 resigned because they found the training too difficult.
A total of 760 cadets graduated.