01 Jun 2018 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 01 JUN (NAMPA) The Office of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Khomas Regional Commander in conjunction with the Office of the Inspector General are in consultation to set up additional satellite police stations in the region.
This was announced by Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua during her third annual State of the Region Address here on Thursday.
She said the establishment of the satellite police stations will enhance the police pro-active response to crime.
The sites identified for such police stations include Pioneerspark, Hochland Park, Otjomuise, Goreangab Dam, Havana, Okuryangava, Brakwater, Lafrenz, Kloppersdal and Eros Park.
She noted that crime of concern in the region includes assault/grievous bodily harm, housebreaking and theft, theft out of motor vehicle, theft from person, robbery, gender-based violence, murder and rape.
McLeod-Katjirua stressed that with over 90 per cent of the Khomas Region falling within the municipal jurisdiction of the City of Windhoek, her office is equally concerned about compliance to by-laws as a way of preserving public safety and order.
She said reported cases of illegal traders have increased by 191 per cent and land invasion increased by 75 per cent with 124 cases compared to 71 reported cases in 2016/2017.
Crime, especially armed robbery has reached alarming levels, she said, adding: But members of the police have been equally to the task of apprehending criminals as well as recovering the stolen property.
McLeod-Katjirua further said the Khomas police crime reduction method is to prevent reported crimes from increasing with more than five to seven per cent annually, commencing with the reported total cases during the 2016/2017 financial year as the baseline.