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NC top cop appoints eight new station commanders

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Eight newly promoted station commanders were officially conferred their ranks on Wednesday at the SAPS provincial office in Kimberley.

The ceremony was presided over by the provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, and the acting deputy provincial commissioner for Crime Detection and Corporate Services, Major-General Jacques Raymond. Picture: SAPS

IN A SIGNIFICANT move to bolster law enforcement in the Northern Cape, eight newly promoted station commanders were officially conferred their ranks on Wednesday at the SAPS provincial office in Kimberley.

The ceremony was presided over by the provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, and the acting deputy provincial commissioner for Crime Detection and Corporate Services, Major-General Jacques Raymond, in the presence of provincial management.

The new station commanders are:

Lieutenant-Colonel JS Kelly – the former station commander of Steinkopf SAPS was promoted to station commander of Colesberg SAPS.

Lieutenant-Colonel KP Ntidi – the former station commander of Witdraai SAPS was promoted to station commander of Hartswater SAPS.

Lieutenant-Colonel N Mbelebele – the previous relief commander at Kagisho SAPS was promoted to station commander of Sunrise SAPS.

Captain DB Greef – the former relief commander at Pofadder SAPS was promoted to station commander of Komaggas SAPS.

Captain KC Gaboinewe – the former section commander of Campbell Detectives was promoted to station commander of Lime Acres SAPS.

Captain OP Seikaneng – from Kuruman Detectives was promoted to station commander of Modderrivier SAPS.

Captain MP Rispel – the former Visible Policing commander of Noenieput SAPS was promoted to Pella station commander.

Captain BT Mlozana – from De Aar LCRC was promoted to station commander of Riemvasmaak SAPS.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock explained that the new appointments, which are effective from May 1, 2024, entrust the station commanders with the responsibility of overseeing the functioning of their respective stations and managing crime in their policing precincts.

Lieutenant-General Otola extended her congratulations to the new station commanders during the ceremony. She took the opportunity to outline her expectations and elaborate on their roles and responsibilities. Emphasising the gravity of their positions, she reiterated that they will be held accountable for the crime situation in their respective station areas.

The move is seen as a significant step towards enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement in the Province. The new station commanders are expected to bring fresh perspectives and strategies to their roles, contributing to the ongoing efforts to maintain law and order in the Northern Cape.

Eight newly promoted station commanders were officially conferred their ranks on Wednesday. Pictures: SAPS

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