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Police boss calls on officers to be apolitical

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

COMMISSIONER of Police Major General Ben Groenewald has called on police officers to remain apolitical.

Mr Groenewald said he was concerned at developments regarding some political parties involving police officers in their campaigns.

"Local media over the weekend highlighted some political parties blaming police for using fear tactics resulting in the poor turnout of their supporters during their political rallies," he said.

Mr Groenewald said political parties should leave police officers out of their campaigns.

"The principle of crime prevention is to be present. People come together for whatever reason and police presence is necessary to prevent crime. They must see the presence of police not as an intimidation but for the upholding of law and order. If there are any complaints, it should be done in writing and forwarded to police for investigation," he said.








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