Midlands family crime unit named KZN’s top cops

2011-03-31 00:00

THE police family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit in the midlands has been named the top FCS outfit in the province.

The FCS unit was established only in July last year, and is under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Selva Naick. Naick has served the police force for 30 years, 16 of which were with FCS.

Naick says winning the award has been one of the highlights of his career, along with the medal he was awarded in 1996 for outstanding performance in a course held by the Chicago Justice Department.

The FSC unit, made up of 20 police officers, deals with domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual offences such as rape.

“It was good to receive the award. The guys are ecstatic, more motivated,” Naick says, referring to his staff.

The police officers often deal with gruesome crimes involving women and children, and Naick tries to keep them motivated by recognising their achievements such as securing a conviction.

A simple “please” and “thank-you” also go a long way, he adds.

“You have to feel with your staff. If there is a loss in the family, I go out with them. You have to show them that you are there for them. These are small things, but they go a long way.”

The Prestigious Award for Outstanding Performance was awarded by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Thembinkosi Mchunu, and places the midlands FCS Unit first of 25 units in the province.

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