Law enforcement is not an ordinary job: Ngondo

19 Feb 2018 17:50pm
RUNDU, 19 FEB (NAMPA) – Law enforcement is not an ordinary job and takes total commitment as a career, the Namibian Police Force’s Commander in the Kavango East Region, Johanna Ngondo said on Monday.
She was speaking at Rundu during NamPol’s Annual General Meeting.
The meeting was aimed at discussing issues affecting the police force, such as quality service delivery, accountability and NamPol’s financial position.
“You have entered an elite class of humanity to which few are called. The essential point here is that as law enforcers, what you have chosen to do is a calling,” she said.
Ngondo said many take up employment as law enforcement officers thinking it is just an ordinary career, which is not the case.
Being a police officer requires total commitment and it is not a bed of roses, she added.
“When you give yourself up and say ‘I am becoming a police officer’ you swear to make sure that the property and the livelihood of people are being protected,” she stressed.
She went on to say officers are also supposed to work with communities.
“Let us take responsibility for freeing our communities of crime. Let us be available and approachable at all times,” Ngondo said.