Unclaimed certificates of conduct overloading system
12 Feb 2017 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has urged people who applied for certificates of conduct last year to collect their certificates.
NamPols Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said in a statement issued on Friday as the certificates are only printed upon collection, the system they use is being overloaded.
Last year, NamPol launched an automated biometric identification system that uses digital imaging to capture fingerprints.
The digital image is then compared to a database of fingerprint records to help determine the identity of an individual.
Shikwambi said the system was introduced to do away with the long delays in obtaining certificates of conduct.
The newly acquired fingerprint checking process is faster and thus provides prompt results which are issued to the applicant within a period of two weeks, she said.
Since its launch, the process has been running smoothly at the Windhoek, Wanaheda and Katutura police stations, with the exception of the system being overloaded.
Shikwambi appealed to the public to collect their certificates from the police station where they applied for it.