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Police IG disappointed by poor performance in Kavango East

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Inspector General of the Police, Joseph Shikongo, has expressed disappointment with the performance of law enforcement officers in the Kavango East Region. 

Following a visit to the region, Shikongo addressed the underperformance and outlined improvement plans.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo says, that despite Kavango East being the second-largest region, there is enough manpower for effective policing. 

He pointed out police visibility as a key to combating crime.

Criminal activities at Berseba on rise

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The Police Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has appealed to the community of Berseba Village in the ||Kharas Region to join hands with the police in fighting crime. 

Speaking at the Berseba Boer Goat Expo, NamPol's top cop revealed that crime has shown a steady increase in the village over the years. 

In 2020, a total of 42 crimes were recorded in the village, while forty-five crimes have already been reported since the start of 2023.

NAMPOL vows to root out criminals

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The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police says they will not rest until Namibia is rid of criminals who are disturbing peace in communities and among tourists.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo made the announcement during the launch of the month-end operation.

The month-end patrol came out of the preparation meeting for the festive season operations.

The operation will be conducted in all corners of the city.

Lieutenant General Shikongo therefore called on the force to serve the communities they pledged to protect.

Police officers warned to use lack of resources as an excuse to not assist public

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The Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has warned police officers not to use a lack of resources as an excuse to not respond to public calls when reporting crime.

Lieutenant General Shikongo says members of law enforcement should make use of state resources to deliver on their mandate.

The police Chief stated that they are, however, working hard to mobilise resources to address the shortage, especially that of vehicles.

Government called provide sufficient resources to allow the force to combat organised crime

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The Inspector General of the Namibian Police has called on the government to provide sufficient resources to allow the force to combat transnational organised crime in the SADC Region.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo made this call during a two-day regional Multi-Stakeholder Transnational Organised Crime Conference at Swakopmund.

Shikongo says Namibia is working on a comprehensive strategy with SADC member states to identify, understand, and combat transnational organised crime in the region.

This would, however, require financial support from governments.

Applications for NamPol have commenced

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Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo has officially announced the commencement of the application process for the Namibian Police.

New intakes will be cadet constables and are required to be in possession of a Grade 11 (new curriculum) school leaving certificate with 25 points or higher.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years, must not have a criminal record, must be physically healthy, and female candidates must be willing to undergo a pregnancy test.

Shikongo denies request by NEFF to hold a protest

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The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Joseph Shikongo, has denied a request by the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) to hold a protest along Independence Avenue in support of striking workers of the Windhoek Municipality.

NEFF made the request on Thursday last week, and Shikongo says that the request to hold the protest is not in compliance with the three working-day notice.

Lieutenant General Shikongo also informed NEFF that the aim of the intended demonstration has not been clearly specified in the notice.