GOBABIS: Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Station Commanders and Unit Commanders in the Omaheke Region have gathered here for a week of intensive training on various aspects related to policing.
The training, which started on Monday, will cover topics such as investigative skills, problem-solving amongst the community, detecting public fraudulent activities and matters relating to operations.
NamPol Regional Commander for Omaheke, Commissioner Josephat Abel told Nampa on Wednesday that the training is aimed at imparting various skills and competencies into the police officers to allow them to carry out their duties effectively.
“We realised that most of our Station Commanders and Unit Commanders are lower-ranked officers, with some of them only having a Sergeant rank. Therefore, it was necessary to introduce such training to cover up for any prior training they might have missed,” he noted.
Able said while the region also hosts a police training college, it was observed that bridging courses were needed to supplement the existing training.
The training is being facilitated by senior members of the police force in the Omaheke Region, led by Regional Crime Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chris Kalimbula and Deputy Commissioner Marcellus Maritshane.