On 14 July 2015 the Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, met with all Cluster Commanders, Station Commanders and Detective Branch Commanders in the province at Amanzimtoti Civic Hall. At the meeting she urged Detectives to put more effort into their investigations to ensure increased detection, conviction rates and most importantly, to ensure feedback to complainants on cases investigated.
The conference was aimed at strategically sharing ideas and best practices that will assist the Detectives in improving their performance with regards to investigations and, thereby improving on the service delivery to all communities.
The Provincial Commissioner reminded the detectives of their obligations in terms of the Batho Pele principles and the police Code of Conduct. The NPA chief prosecutors were on hand to give guidelines to detectives on how they can work together in improving the conviction rate. Detectives were encouraged to improve overall performance. The delegates shared good practices and committed to put more efforts on matters of service delivery.
“Detectives must utilise the skills they possess professionally and effectively within the frame work of the law. They play an important role in ensuring that criminals stay behind bars for as long as possible and we are committed to empowering our detectives with the necessary tools to do the job,” she said.