The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed 58 newly appointed Police Constables to the province, comprising 21 females and 37 male officers today, Tuesday, 27 September.
LIMPOPO RECEIVES NEWLY TRAINED CONSTABLES
The Provincial Commissioner was joined by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Corporate Support Major General Christine Morakaladi and the Provincial Head of Human Resource Management and Development Brigadier Sigage.
Lieutenant Colonel Ledwaba said the 58 constables have just completed their basic training at different colleges across the country and took part in the passing out parade that was held on Friday, 23 September 2022 in different SAPS academies.
“They will be posted in different stations across the Province such as Dennilton, Giyani, Hoedspruit, June-Furse, Maake, Mahwelereng, Mankweng, Nebo, Seshego, Thohoyandou, Vhulaudzi and Westernburg policing precincts.”
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NEW OFFICERS ENCOURAGED TO STUDY FURTHER
The fully-fledged constables hold different qualifications in the fields of Criminology and Psychology, Policing, Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensic science and Technology.
Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe addressed the members in a sitting at the Provincial head office boardroom where she urged them to keep on studying and getting more qualifications that will sharpen their brains and spoke at length on a variety of issues including corruption, taking of bribes and engaging in activities that will make communities lose trust in the police.
She further advised the members to never allow their qualifications to blind them from serving their community with pride and respect.
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GENERAL TELLS NEW RECRUITS TO SERVE WITH PRIDE
“Be the police officers that you want to see on the streets, wear your batch and uniform properly as they represent this country and the organization and go serve your community with pride,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
“Look after the resources that you will be using at the stations and practice what you have learnt from the college and the knowledge you have acquired from your qualifications, as this will take you to greatness within the organization.”
In conclusion, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe urged the members to remain committed to their course as police officers and not be destructed by wrong elements, whether within the service or outside.