Community involvement key in crime fighting over festive season: NamPol

29 Dec 2017 09:30am
WINDHOEK, 29 DEC (NAMPA) – Community involvement has played a big role in crime fighting over the festive season so far, the Namibian Police Force’s Head of Community Policing has said.
Chief Inspector Christina van Dunem Dafonsech told Nampa in an interview here on Thursday they are cooperating very well with the general public in their safety and protection operations.
“The community, neighbourhood watch groups and Women and Men Network against Crime countrywide are very helpful in this critical time, alerting the police about suspicious activities,” she said.
Dafonsech added that community policing and the alerting of police officers by all members of the community is crucial as it makes it easier to protect property and save lives during the festive season.
She however said they still face challenges, such as bars staying open after hours and negligent driving.
“Some people do not want to comply with the law, bars open as they wish, while drinking and driving has become the order of the day,” Dafonsech said.
She urged the public to continue cooperating with the police and community policing initiatives.
Dafonsech said alcohol outlets will not operate from Saturday until Tuesday.