NamPol festive season campaign set for November

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) will as of 17 November this year, undertake a special Festive Season Crime Prevention Operation and Road Safety Campaign, to preserve road safety on national roads and prevent crime.

This was announced by the Inspector-General (IG) of NamPol, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo while addressing the 2023/24 festive season crime prevention and road safety operations preparatory meeting for all 14 regional commanders, here Tuesday.

Shikongo said the countrywide operation will run until 16 January, and that all police officers will participate in the operation with only a few to be left in the offices to attend to administrative matters.

“The majority of members should be deployed in the streets, location, hot spots and other critical areas. The operation is aimed at saving lives and the protection of properties,” Shikongo said.

He further said the operation will target identified hot spot areas, increase police visibility, improve response time, target alcohol and drug abuse, target excessive speed and drunk driving, road unworthiness vehicles and increase the number of fixed and mobile roadblocks.

“In order to achieve the objectives of the operation, there should be multiple intelligence-driven and heightened police visibility at all identified areas such as hot spots, areas where large numbers of our communities gather during holidays, the beaches, and tourist destinations; these include regular vehicular and foot patrols, sporadic roadblocks, search and tracing of wanted suspects,”Shikongo said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency