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Police dedication towards public service lauded

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Deputy Inspector General for Operations Elias Mutota and Erongo Governor Neville Andre have lauded police dedication to public service.

Members of the force were commended at the 33rd celebration of Police Day at Walvis Bay.

It was revealed that theft,stocktheft, housebreaking, assault, and fraud are the most prevalent crimes in the Erongo region.

Out of 112 thousand cases reported countrywide, about 9 thousand cases were in Erongo during the 2022–23 financial year.

Kavango West Police reaffirm to maintain order

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Police in the Kavango West Region are determined to maintain peace and order in the region, despite the region recording fewer cases on a daily basis.

Kavango West Regional Commander Commissioner Julia Sakuwa-Neo made the comments at a regional crime prevention operation over the weekend.

Commissioner Sakuwa-Neo told the nbc News that Kavango West is the safest at the moment compared to other regions.

She explains that this is because the region is rurally dominant.

Fuel smuggling at Oshikango border still rife

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Law enforcement officials in the Ohangwena Region are facing an uphill battle in their efforts to curb the increasing rates of illegal fuel smuggling at the Oshikango border and surrounding villages.

nbc's reporter Ndapanda Shuuya and cameraman Eddy Eneas visited Oshikango.

The border fence between Namibia and Angola is characterised by numerous holes that facilitate unrestricted and illegal border crossing.

The surge in fuel prices in Namibia has contributed to the growth of illegal fuel trading, aggravating the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies.

Prosecution given ultimatum in murder case    

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The Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court has given the state 30 days to obtain the Prosecutor General's decision on the murder case of two police officers accused of killing a local resident, Elleste Plaatjies.

The state, represented by Prosecutor Marlong Adam, asked for a third postponement when the cases of Mulisa Bernard and Willbard Neshuku resumed.

The police officers were arrested in January of this year.

NamPol commends government for addressing lack of manpower

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NamPol Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has commended the government for addressing a lack of manpower in the police force.

He remarked this when he officially opened the police basic training course at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Police Training Centre in Ondangwa.

The police's basic training is being attended by 841 cadet constables. Of these, 572 are male and 279 are female.

They were recruited from all 14 of the country's regions.

Police, Media trained to coexist

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The Namibian Police, in conjunction with UNESCO, concluded a training of trainers workshop titled 'Project on Training Security Forces in Promoting Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists'.

Over 54 participants were trained at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in the capital.

Among the training's main aims were to improve the working relationship between media and law enforcement agencies and reinforce citizen trust in the police force.

Okakarara Trade Fair kicks off

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As festivities kick off at the Okakarara Trade Fair, the police say they are ready to maintain law and order.

An estimated 10,000 people are expected to visit the show.

In a statement issued by the Regional Commander, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze, teams have been set up to ensure safety for all.

The teams have been deployed on patrols and roadblocks for increased visibility and crime prevention.

NamPol warn child pornography perpetrators

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The Namibian police have sternly warned those who are engaging in child pornography on the dark web, saying law enforcement remains committed to protecting children.

The Head of Namibia's Criminal Investigation Directorate, Commissioner Lilungwe Mayumbelo, spoke to nbc News Reporter Gordon Joseph.

Commissioner Mayumbelo says the advent of technology has led to a market for online sex exploitation of minor children and that Namibia is not immune to these concerns.

Operation Zero in Hardap Region a success

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Police in the Hardap Region seized illicit drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and liquor during Operation Zero, which was conducted in the Rehoboth policing area from August 22 to August 24.

Operations conducted included eight road blocks, foot and vehicle patrols, and stop-and-searches.

Inspector Otniel ||Gowaseb, the Head of the Community Policing Unit in Hardap, says 1,188 vehicles were stopped, of which 120 were searched.

Fines related to road traffic offences worth N$50,750 were issued, and 30 people were arrested for drunken driving.