Do not harm us… Ndeitunga warns, as the new operation in the Kalahari desert begins
WINDHOEK – Namibian Police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said officers who are part of the second phase of the Kalahari Desert Crime Prevention Operation have undergone an intensive three-day induction, especially on the conduct, roles and rules of engagement while performing their
Ndeitunga yesterday officially launched phase two of the Kalahari Desert Crime Prevention Operation at the open football field between Greenwell Matongo, Havana and Wanaheda. The operation will end on September 8, 2019. It is a joint operation between the Namibian Police, the Namibian Defense Force, the Namibian Correctional Service, the Windhoek Municipal Service and other stakeholders.
Ndeitunga urged the public to believe that the officers will do their best to serve the public with professionalism, diligence and awareness of their human rights.
“I would also like to ask the public to refrain from any act of anarchy, undermining authority, obstructing officers in the performance of their duties and lack of cooperation,” Ndeitunga said.
He said that as law enforcement officers they would not tolerate unruly situations or improper behavior to prevail.
Ndeitunga also told officers to use intelligence optimally to influence their informed decision-making and operational policing strategies.
“Intelligence is part of police culture,” said Ndeitunga
Further, Ndeitunga said that the first phase of the Kalahari Desert Crime Prevention Operation has had magnificent success in fighting crime and that the public appreciates the positive impact that the Joint Enforcement Forces of the law have had on the provision of safety and security, prompting public appeals that such joint operations with the Namibian Defense Force should continue.
Giving a summary of the notable successes of the achievements recorded during the first phase of the Kalahari Desert Prevention Operation, Ndeitunga said 762 suspects were arrested for various crimes such as murder, attempted murder, rape, assault, gender-based violence, drug trafficking, possession of wild animals. products and cases of break-in and theft.
He said police registered 1,234 cases of minor infractions. Among other things, the police issued 4,454 summons and confiscated 1,711 dangerous weapons such as knives, screwdrivers, pangas and spears including three hunting rifles and 46 pistols.