NMBM appoints new Metro Police Chief

2016-11-02 06:02
Yolanda Faro. Photo: SUPPLIED

Yolanda Faro. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s new metro police chief is Yolanda Faro, former acting metro police chief in Cape Town.

Faro will take up her post on December 1.

“After years of uncertainty and substandard management, the Metro Police Service is now under world-class leadership, backed by years of exceptional experience,” said NMB executive mayor, Athol Trollip, in a media statement.

“Safety and Security is a priority for the Metro’s new leadership.

“They are working tirelessly to build a Metro Police Service that is fully capacitated to fight crime, enforce by-laws and administer traffic regulations,” said Trollip.

As such, they plan to have 50 fully compliant and trained officers on the beat by the end of this year.

Faro comes with a Bachelor of Technology in Policing, a National Diploma in Policing and 15 years of Safety and Security experience. She most recently held the position of Acting Metro Police Chief in Cape Town.

“Having excelled at various levels in Municipal Safety and Security, Faro is excellently equipped to take the Bay’s Metro Police Service forward,” said Trollip.

Working in collaboration with the SA Police Service, Faro will ensure that the Metro Police Service conducts intervention operations on an ongoing basis in the interest of turning Nelson Mandela Bay into a safe city.

“The municipality looks forward to welcoming Faro to the institution, where her leadership will undoubtedly take Safety and Security operations to brand new heights,” said Trollip.

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