Botswana Crime prevention committees converge for solutions

Botswana: The Community Policing strategy continues to grow and bear fruits across the breadth and length of Botswana. The initiative that was formed back in the 80s has become one of the major crime prevention strategies for the Botswana Police Service (BPS), with various community sectors embracing it. BPS continues to review the strategy for improvement and relevance to the trending crimes.

Botswana: The Community Policing strategy continues to grow and bear fruits across the breadth and length of Botswana. The initiative that was formed back in the 80s has become one of the major crime prevention strategies for the Botswana Police Service (BPS), with various community sectors embracing it. BPS continues to review the strategy for improvement and relevance to the trending crimes.

This morning (17/08/2023), Crime Prevention Committees from No 3 District (Gaborone), No 13 (Mogoditshane) and periphery gathered in Gaborone to review and enhance their existing crime prevention programmes as well as draw new ones to counteract problematic crime in their localities.

Officiating at the meeting, the Director of Operations, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP), Katlholo Mosimanegape, called on attendants to use the opportunity to develop proactive, collaborative initiatives that will ensure safety within their communities. He noted that crime such as House Breaking continues to rise in the area, adding that it takes effective community policing strategies to combat such.

He said to align with the Government’s MINDSET CHANGE Agenda, BPS has started to re-engineer its processes for improved productivity and service delivery.

For his part, the National Crime Prevention Coordinator, Senior Superintendent Robson Malomo, stated that the purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for Crime Prevention Committees in the area, to appreciate the crime situation in the two Districts and to develop mitigating strategies.

The seminar was attended by Neighborhood Watch Schemes in Stations under the No. 13 (Mogoditshane) and No. 3 (Gaborone) Police Districts.