16 Feb 2018 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) will host another educational campaign in the Hardap Region, aimed at mobilising community members to stand up against crime.
In a media statement on Friday, the Head of NamPols Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said his team will be in Rehoboth between 19 February and 02 March 2018 for the campaign.
Kanguatjivi commended the Mariental community, in which the programme was rolled out a week ago, for their eagerness and support to rooting out crime in their community.
He said the police have initiated various strategies to fight crime, but such strategies will only be effective with the participation of the community.
Kanguatjivi therefore made a call to the Rehoboth community to follow suit and attend the polices information sharing sessions aimed at establishing anti-crime forums.
The community of Rehoboth is invited to meet the officers and be informed and to strengthen the police public relations in Rehoboth. Thus far these forums are effectively established as part of community policing in various regions and significant successes are recorded, he said.
Community policing is an initiative that was started to prevent and fight crime, and it is aimed at taking a proactive responsibility in building partnerships with various stakeholders within communities.
Kanguatjivi said there is a need for all citizens to play their role in the safety and security of all people in Namibia.
Fighting crime is not an easy task, but we remain committed and determined to succeed in ensuring the safety and security of our citizens at all times, said the deputy commissioner.
Community policing initiatives include Neighbourhood Watch groups, Youth against Crime and the Men and Women Network against Crime, amongst others.