December 12, 2018


Community policing board gets another term

Conference delegates meet with police officials to moot collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach . . . 

The re-elected Free State Provincial Community Policing Board is expected to continue working hand in glove with communities to combat crime.

The board got the nod for another term last weekend during elections that followed a conference in Bloemfontein. Representatives from 18 police clusters attended.

The conference was also graced by the MEC for police, roads and transport in the Free State, Sam Mashinini and provincial police officer, General Lebeoana Tsumane.

In his keynote address to the delegates, Mashinini hailed the provincial law enforcement agencies for keeping the death toll in the province low over the Easter weekend.

Mashinini said: “The Free State is safe for road users, it is the only province in the country that managed to reduce the rate of fatalities during Easter”.Themed :“ Together advancing Free State forward in fighting crime” – the conference saw delegates meet with police officials in the province to pave a way forward for a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach towards crime.

In his address provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Lebeoana Tsumane said he needed to see the new board engaging more with communities.

Congratulating the new board, Tsumane called on the members and law enforcement officers to ensure they work together to fight crime.

“If you have issues, let us sort them behind closed doors, not in public,” said the provincial commissioner.

He pledged full support for the new board and called on all stakeholders in the security cluster to work with them.

He further noted, “Patriotism is important and commitment is the energy to drive you to do the right things. We alone as the police, will not make it. We need you as leaders and the community to take part in the fight against crime.”

The re-elected FS Provincial Community Policing Forum Board is made up of Advocate SA Mosholi (chairperson), Mr Sebeela deputy chairperson, Mr. C Mosesi (secretary), Me Mathibe (PRO), and Me BK Mnweba treasurer.
In his inaugural speech, board chairperson Advocate Mosholi said the committee gave assurance that it has hit the ground running and will continue with efforts to turn the Free State into a safer place to live and work in.

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