Cop gets pat on back

2015-09-29 06:00
Michael Pietersen, Detective Constable for Maitland Police Station praised for his hard work and dedication.

Michael Pietersen, Detective Constable for Maitland Police Station praised for his hard work and dedication.

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A Maitland business owner can’t stop talking about the good work done by a police officer of Maitland police station.

Wayne Voigt, owner of Pirtek Hoses and Assemblies in Voortrekker Road, says he was delighted to come across Detective Constable Michael Pietersen.

One of his employees had absconded with a company cellphone. For over a month the company tried to get it returned. Out of desperation Voigt decided to involve the police.

Voigt met with Pietersen. He was told to return the next day so that the address of the employee could be visited before filing paperwork.

Pietersen then visited the residential address. He calmly explained why he was there and what was going happen should the phone not be returned the following day.

After the visit by the detective to the employee’s house Voigt received a call the following day from Pietersen to inform him that the company phone was returned by the employee.

Voigt was very pleased with the service that he got from the detective.

“He just had the right attitude, energy and negotiating abilities, which resulted in a very expedient resolution. He really showed a lot of good work ethics and passion for his work,” he says.

Constable Lorencial Johnson, Maitland police spokesperson, says: “In a time when police are always in the spotlight for not doing their jobs, Voigt was amazed as to how small his matter was yet received the attention needed in order to resolve the issue.”

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