Recruits to bolster Philippi area

2017-01-26 06:01
 Station Commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha and cops welcomed new members from the training college in Zolani Centre in Nyanga close to Cape Town.

Station Commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha and cops welcomed new members from the training college in Zolani Centre in Nyanga close to Cape Town.

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Nyanga police’s newest satellite station has welcomed the deployment of more than 60 officers in their ranks, with the aim of fighting crime in the area.

The new police station, situated in Browns’ Farm, near the Philippi train station, will receive these members as part of a complement of about 101, some of whom have been sent to the Nyanga police station.

The group, fresh from the police academy in Philippi, were inducted in a meeting with cluster commander Major General Moses Memela, station commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha and head of the satellite station Captain Elliot Sinyangana.

“As we were complaining of resources, we have received the manpower that we needed on top of the satellite station.

All we need now is to do the groundwork and I can tell you now, it will take discipline and determination,” said Ncatha during his address to the recruits.

He talked about the pitfalls of a police officer which include stress, cop killings and corruption.

“There are many members that started where you are right now, who have gone and had fantastic careers in the SAPS. However, there are others that were fired or are in jail because they were involved in crime.

Make sure that you do not need to involve yourselves in criminal activities,” Ncatha cautioned.

He urged the new members to serve the community and assist wherever they can.

“Remember that community members are our clients, they pay our salaries. They pay our salaries so we must be patient and courteous,” he advised.

Ncatha also had a firm message to the young constables regarding absenteeism and performance.

“We have a big problem of absenteeism of members in this area and we don’t want you to follow this bad habit.

We have also started to institute an individual performance monitor so that we can see what work an officer is undertaking.

Working in a team is important but we often forget about the individual, its about time officers started taking responsibility and initiative. Don’t depend on the sergeant to always make calls,” said Ncatha.

Cluster commander Memela encouraged the new members to take their knowledge of the area into effect when fighting crime.

“Many of us are no longer on the ground level and things have changed from when we were constables like you. This is the time for you to use the knowledge to help us fight crime.”. While the Nyanga police complement was 101 new members, Gugulethu and Philippi East got 33 and 25, respectively.

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