SAPS award members

2016-11-02 06:02
Col Jenny Christie from the De Aar Police Station was overwhelmed when she received the award for the Women of the Year. From the left are Brig. Leeuw Stoffel, Christie and Martha Bartlett (MEC for Education) during the annual prestige awards. Photos: Boipelo Mere

Col Jenny Christie from the De Aar Police Station was overwhelmed when she received the award for the Women of the Year. From the left are Brig. Leeuw Stoffel, Christie and Martha Bartlett (MEC for Education) during the annual prestige awards. Photos: Boipelo Mere

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“It is not all about me, but the hard work that we all as a team Z the De Aar South African Police Service (SAPS), the Women’s Network and the Men for Change Z put in to be presented the award for Women of the Year.”

That was the clarity given to Northern Cape Express by Col Jenny Christie after she was called to the stage to accept the award for the Women of the Year.

The prestige event took place on Thursday, 21 October, at the Horseshoe Motel in Kimberley.

On the night, the best and hardworking officials of different fields of the SAPS in the Northern Cape were shown recognition and appreciation for going beyond the call of duty in ensuring that the communities were safe.

The men and women were hosted by the Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, LtGen Risimati Shivuri, for the annual prestige awards.

According to Christie, who is the chairperson of the Women’s Network, she was humbled to accept the award as they all worked hard to receive it.

She initially entered the awards as a team, she added.

“We celebrated the winning and recognition as a team, otherwise it would not be possible,” she said.

The team won the award after they succeeded in supporting the family of seven children, that was headed by the eldest sister.

“We discovered the children during the Children’s Month Campaign in 2014 when they were living and sleeping on the dumping site. We adopted them and I was the one driving the programme, with support of the whole station, until the final stage where they got a house, furniture and support from various sectors of government and the private sector,” she said.

During the adoption process by the station, various stakeholders in government and private sector came on board and assisted with food, clothes, issuing of birth certificates and parental guidance classes, including a job for the eldest child.

The awarded specialised in categories including the adult education training (AET) learner of the year, reservist of the year, sportman of the year, person with disability of the year, man of the year, woman of the year, best station of the year, best administration employee of the year, best visible policing employee of the year and best senior manager of the year amongst others.

Present were the premier of the Northern Cape, Sylvia Lucas, and the MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Pauline Williams, who both had the opportunity to honour members with special awards.

The winners received a trophy, certificate and a voucher while runner-ups received a certificate and a voucher.

The premier appreciated all members who are always willing to go an extra mile and urged others to also play a role in the fight against crime.

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