City policing restores peace in Greater Gaborone

BPS helicopter leaving SSKA to start its daily routine to patrol greater Gaborone PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BPS helicopter leaving SSKA to start its daily routine to patrol greater Gaborone PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

In an effort to provide safety for Batswana living in the Greater Gaborone, the Botswana Police Service last December introduced the City Policing Unit. Barely four months since the unit was ushered in, it is already proving to be a good move by the police service. The City Policing initiative has been lauded for being proactive, and even receiving praises from police station commanders, The Monitor Staffer Pini Bothoko observes

In recent times, crime of an intrusive nature such as home invasion, burglary, housebreaking and theft, including violent crimes such as robbery, cash-in-transit, and ATM blasting have become the order of the day in villages, towns, and cities across the country. In some instances, lives have been lost and valuable properties stolen.

The escalating crime rate forced the Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi, to introduce an initiative that would bring down the crime rate in Botswana. Hence, the City Policing was launched and ever since the City Policing Unit was introduced, crime has relatively reduced.

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