Law Enforcement Officers Must Consult – Official

| April 9, 2015

Okavango Sub-district assistant council secretary (ACS), Ms Mogomotsi Seemule, has stressed the need for consultations among law enforcement officers in the area.

Speaking at the Bye Law Enforcement workshop in Gumare recently, Ms Seemule said effective enforcement of law required mutual respect and understanding between the people responsible and the community.

She explained that enjoyment of freedom in every society depended on law and order, therefore, enforcement officers should work as a team to achieve their goal.

Ms Seemule noted that they could only champion concerns of the local people and tackle the problems of the area by enforcing the law, noting that law enforcement personnel were the backbone of domestic defence against law breaking.

“I know that your job is tough since you have to solve people’s problems, baby sit them and play the cat as well as mouse games with bad guys, “she noted.

However, Ms Seemule aised them to cautiously appreciate that there should be no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for human rights.

For his part, Botswana Police Inspector Kelapile Ndau called for teamwork, noting that for one’s case to succeed, they had to share information and ideas with colleagues so that they could help each other.

He said officers tended to loose obvious cases and got embarrassed before the court of law because they did not have more information and skills to nail the accused.

North West District Council (NWDC) Principal State Council Attorney, Ms Farida Salim said the objective of the workshop was to share and discuss the tools that emanated from the bye-law enforcement.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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