Police: Wartburg voted top station

2009-04-02 00:00

Police stations in the midlands region were recently honoured by the office of the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Safety and Liaison. The awards, which are sponsored by Albaraka Bank, recognise excellence in crime fighting and prevention in the province. Police stations around the province were shortlisted and underwent an extensive evaluation on a monthly basis for a year.

Three stations in the midlands took home awards. Superintendent Freddie van Tonder, commander of the Pietermaritzburg stock theft unit, accepted the award for the best stock theft unit. Captain Ashwin Kandhai, station commissioner of the Wartburg police station, received the award for best police station on behalf of his staff. Townhill police station came in third for best detective unit. Captain Lawson Naidoo of Townhill said of the award that "the bottom line is community satisfaction". The awards were community-based, and residents were given the opportunity to vote.

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