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Privilege misuse a concern

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, August 08, 2014

POLICE officers in the Northern Division have been warned against misusing the organisation's privileges.

In addressing the officers in Seaqaqa during his first official tour of the North yesterday, Commissioner of Police Ben Groenewald said they were aware of some officers who continued to misuse such privileges.

"Many of these officers are non-commissioned officers who live in housing that are free," Mr Groenewald said.

"They get free electricity, water and housing and yet they misuse this free offer. Our electricity bill for the past six months has exceeded the electricity budget allocation and now we have only 27 per cent left for this year.

"The bill increases because people who don't pay for anything don't appreciate the privileges. We need to think about the people paying the bills on our behalf.

"We must not misuse and we must appreciate what we have been given freely."

Mr Groenewald said telephone and electricity bills were two major expenses consuming their budget.

"These are the two major bills eating our budget and we can save this substantial amount of money if we have the support and objectivity from our personnel on the ground.

"We all have to work together and carry out our duties with diligence so we can fulfil the purpose of the existence of the police force."








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