Top in KZN: Plessislaer’s dedicated FCS detectives honoured with award

2011-09-23 00:00

TWENTY Plessislaer detectives of the family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit say they are honoured to be recognised as the top FCS unit in KwaZulu-Natal.

The SA Police Service certificate of appreciation from the provincial commissioner’s office was awarded to the best performing unit of 25 in the province.

Detective Constable Zweni Mkhize, who has been part of the dedicated team since 2009, told The Witness the police station is short of bakkies.

The roads they use in most of the areas are uneven and bumpy, and tyres often burst while they are going to help a victim of rape, he added.

However, these experiences do not affect their determination.

“Sometimes when we are at home at night we get calls and are forced to abandon our families to attend to a complainant,” he said.

The head of the Plessislaer FCS unit, Lieutenant-Colonel Selva Naick, said the team always does its best.

The unit also covers Taylor’s Halt, Richmond, Thornville, Himeville, Bulwer and Mid-Illovo.

“The cases that we deal with are very disturbing and brutal, especially when children are raped,” Naick told The Witness.

“You just need to have love and dedication to do this job.”

The police station has a long record of successful convictions.

In the past three months the criminals they have caught have received five life terms, one 20-year sentence and one of 18 years.

“My team often works overtime with no compensation because they’re all dedicated,” Naick said.

The FCS units were established in 1995 when the need was identified for the expansion of the sensitive service rendered to children and adult victims of family violence and sexual offences.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.