Police fleet boosted

2018-12-05 06:02
At one of the vehicles, which was added to the fleet of the Kimberley police’s specialised units are from the left Brig. Mohale Ramatseba, Brig. Jacques Raymond, Brig. Nicky Mills, Brig. Dick de Waal, Maj. Gen. Koliswa Otola, Lt Gen. Peter Shivuri (Northern Cape police commissioner), Maj. Gen. Phiwe Mnguni and Brig. Gilroy Tait.Photo: Supplied

At one of the vehicles, which was added to the fleet of the Kimberley police’s specialised units are from the left Brig. Mohale Ramatseba, Brig. Jacques Raymond, Brig. Nicky Mills, Brig. Dick de Waal, Maj. Gen. Koliswa Otola, Lt Gen. Peter Shivuri (Northern Cape police commissioner), Maj. Gen. Phiwe Mnguni and Brig. Gilroy Tait.Photo: Supplied

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A total of 85 more vehicles have been added to the fleet of 28 brand-new police vehicles received in Kimberley during the Police Music and Cultural Association (Polmusca) Unity festival two months ago.

The Kimberley K9 unit and other specialised units were the beneficiaries at the event on 19 November.

The vehicles are a tool to enhance service delivery to various Northern Cape communities, believes detec­tives of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, the Vehicle Crime Investigations Unit, Stock Theft and other crime investigation units.

The vehicles could enhance the performance of the police in terms of detection rate, trial readiness and conviction rate, to ensure that the police finalise registered cases speedily.

During the handing over, Maj. Gen. Koliswa Otola highlighted challenges faced by the police to reach certain places due to the vastness of the province and limited resources.

“But now these double cab bakkies will assist to get them to rural areas in time,” she said.

The units received Toyota Hilux bakkies and Hyundai H1 kombi’s. The Flying Squad received eight Golf GTIs, while eight Toyota Fortuners were given to the Tactical Response Team.

Lt Gen. Peter Shivuri, Northern Cape provincial commissioner, emphasised his mission to make sure that crime against women and children, as well as trio crimes, were attended to.

He sensitised members to look after the vehicles and not abuse them.

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