Tshidilamolomo Police Station applauded for excellent performance

The North West Provincial Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Public Works lauded the Tshidilamolomo Police Station for its compliance with work during its tour on Wednesday.

Tshidilamolomo Police Station applauded for excellent performance
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North West Province: The North West Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Public Works lauded the Tshidilamolomo Police Station for its compliance with work during its tour on Wednesday.

Tshidilamolomo Police Station is situated in a remote village within the perimeters of Ratlou Local Municipality. North West Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee praised the Police station during their visit as they completed the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) 116 of 1998 as well as the National Instruction on Domestic Violence 7 of 1999. 

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Tshidilamolomo Police Station achieved a 100% compliance score based on the findings of the DVA monitoring tool of the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management. 

Furthermore, it was highlighted that the station had adequate compliance systems in place to cover the DVA’s administrative and operational bases. 

The Chief Director presented the findings of the assessment for the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, Mpho Maleme, during the portfolio committee’s oversight visit to the station.

“The police station had appointed an official as a DVA coordinator and received training on the implementation of the Act. In addition, members of the Community Service Centre (CSC) were found to be in possession of updated pocketbooks, and a high level of compliance to filing protection orders and warrants of arrest was identified together with the availability of interim orders. 

“The station was also found to have a functional Victim Friendly Room (VFR) with females deployed per shift. Currently, no DVA cases were reported against members of the police,” said Maleme. 

The Chairperson of the committee, Mmoloki Cwaile, says the excellent performance of the station should be used as a measure of standard for stations, particularly in the rural areas, to effectively deal with domestic violence.

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“In our oversight visits, it is the first time that we encounter a performance such as this one in relation to domestic violence and it must be applauded. 

“The issue of violence, particularly towards women and children, is a great concern; it is therefore important that the police have the right capacity to deal with it. This includes compliance with legislation around how to deal with the sensitive nature of domestic violence to ensure victim privacy and protection,” said Cwaile. 

The portfolio committee is currently on an oversight visit in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District.