Botswana: The Specially Elected Councilor of Botswana, Dr. Bishop Tebogo Motlhagodi, has commended Community Policing Cluster members for their commitment to fighting crime.
Speaking during the Community Policing Cluster Awards ceremony organised by No. 11 Police District (Molepolole) at Mmankgodi yesterday (24/08/2023), Dr Bishop Tebogo Motlhagodi said their voluntarism in the fight against crime contributed significantly to crime reduction. He urged others to take part as it is a way of ensuring that peace and stability prevail amongst the community.
Dr Bishop Tebogo Motlhagodi thanked the Botswana Police Service (BPS) for its appreciation and recognition of Cluster members, saying the Awards will encourage and motivate them to do even more for their safety and security.
For his part, Kgosi Solofelang Thobega of Mmankgodi applauded the village leadership in the area for encouraging their communities to take part in the Cluster Policing initiative. He also appreciated the Cluster members for their enormous contribution to the fight against crime that they have demonstrated over the years.
He pleaded with the Botswana Police to equip Cluster members with the necessary equipment, such as torches, as this will help them in night patrolling.
No 11 Police District, which consists of Molepolole, Thamaga, Letlhakeng, Takatokwane and Sojwe Police Stations, was awarded a total of 124 awards: two for Best Station, 61 for Best Practice and 61 for Community Commitment Award.
Northern Community Policing Clusters have been commended for their commitment and hard work in curbing crime.
The Divisional Commander North made the commendation, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Cynthia Setilo, during the Community Policing Cluster Awards ceremony in Francistownon 17/08/23.
According to Senior Commissioner Setlio, awards are one of the best to appreciate the work. She noted that the community is vital stakeholders in crime reduction as they can identify the root cause of crime in their localities.
The Divisional Commander also called on the community to review and draw new crime prevention strategies relevant to current crime trends. She urged public members to continue their collaboration with the police in the fight against crime and work voluntarily to maintain secure and safer communities.