Serve the community, you are not doing them favours: Ndeitunga

07 Dec 2017 19:10pm
RUNDU, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga urged police officers to serve communities and not to see their work as doing favours for people.
Ndeitunga said this at the official inauguration of new police barracks and new holding cells here on Thursday.
“It is our responsibility and obligation that must be carried out with pride and excellence,” said Ndeitunga to the members that were present at the event.
He said it must be clear to every policeman and woman that they must carry out their mandate within the parameters set by the law.
The Inspector General also urged the public to play a role in ensuring that all forms of unlawful conduct are reported to the police, adding that the police will fulfil its mandate to ensure that criminals are arrested.
“The Namibian Police Force will always be ready to act tough against criminals, so that those who contemplate breaking the law will think twice before committing any crime,” he reassured those in attendance.
Ndeitunga further said that the same law that provides the police the powers to carry out its functions and the procedures they follow, is the same law that warrants the basic human rights of suspects, therefore, the police must attach the obligatory importance to execute their duties in accordance with the law.