Female police officers impress minister

Police graduates during parade procession. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Police graduates during parade procession. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Shaw Kgathi has said he is impressed by the growing number of women joining the police service.

Speaking at a pass-out parade at Police College in Otse on Tuesday, the minister said 35.8 percent of the recruits are women. He said the Botswana police has recruited 292 constables and four cadet sub-inspectors. He congratulated the police for their continued commitment to purpose and professionalism in service delivery. He said that the determination of the police has resulted in the effective delivery of law enforcement service in Botswana over the years.

He said it is important that the anti-crime strategies and initiatives remain current and relevant in order to effectively address the increasing complexities and dynamics of law enforcement. He told the new officers that the pre-service training, which they have just received serves as a foundation for preparing and assisting them to integrate and adapt easily to their duty environment. “I am convinced from the immaculate drill display I just witnessed. I am convinced that the training objectives have been met. I, therefore, wish to invite you to join me in commending the commissioner and his team of trainers for a job well done,” he said.

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