Police trained in leadership and diplomacy

09 Aug 2016 07:10am
WALVIS BAY, 09 AUG (NAMPA) - More than 20 high-ranking members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) are attending a leadership and diplomacy course at Walvis Bay.
The group involves regional commanders, heads of division and crime investigations’ coordinators from regions such as Erongo, Kunene, Khomas, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa and Kavango.
Officially opening the course on Monday, NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the course puts officers in the position to be ready to lead and to be deployed for foreign missions anytime.
“This course will give you an advantage. You can even be appointed as ambassadors for this country,” he said.
Ndeitunga used the opportunity to call on law enforcement agencies across Africa to constantly improve their crime fighting strategies and stay ahead of criminals.
“Criminals are advancing in the way in which they commit crimes and disturb the peace of our people, so we need to be more prepared than they are.”
He also called for cooperation between international police forces to combat cross-border crime and organised crimes such as human trafficking.
Ndeitunga encouraged the police officers and members of defence forces in Africa to work together in fighting terrorism.
“We can never fight crime in isolation, so let us work together by sharing information and making sure criminals have no place to hide.”
Professor Earle Taylor from the International University of Management (IUM) is facilitating the two-week course.
The topics include strategic intelligence, international diplomacy and security.
The participants will be presented with certificates of participation.