National Police Day Celebrated

National Police day is celebrated to remember the sacrifices that the men and women in blue make daily in their quest to provide a safe and secure environment for all people living in South Africa.

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The Bulletin Newspaper

Mpumalanga Police converged on Sasol Club grounds in Embalenhle on Saturday to celebrate the national Police day.
National Police day is celebrated to remember the sacrifices that the men and women in blue make daily in their quest to provide a safe and secure environment for all people living in South Africa.
On 27 January 1995 the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995) was promulgated.
On 27 January 2005 the SAPS celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a service to the South African Democracy. As of that year 27 January is celebrated as National Police Day.
National Police Days are also celebrated in countries across the world, such as Russia, the USA, Singapore, England, Wales and Australia, annually giving recognition to the services rendered by their respective policing agencies.
The national part of the event was held last week Friday, at the Mpumalanga Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal, where representatives from the provinces including Head Office attended.
From there the event is cascaded down to the provinces to celebrate in their respective uniqueness. It is therefore, in that spirit, that the Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma deemed it fit to host the Provincial version of the event and also roll out Operation Fiela Reclaim II. Operation Fiela Reclaim II is a multi-disciplinary, inter-departmental and an integrated operation with the aim of asserting the authority of the state and creating a safe and secure environment for a conducive climate for economic and social stability.
The new Mobile Police Station, handing over of a water tanker, new vehicles to stations and units to enhance service delivery as well as the welcoming of 281 new Constables were all done at the event.
The new mobile unit is a first for Mpumalanga and all 10 clusters will have one. Each mobile unit has a secure holding cell and will be assigned a dedicated vehicle.
A number of dignitaries also attended the day such as our own Cllr Flora Maboa-Boltman (Executive Mayor, Govan Mbeki Municipality), Major general PT Phala (Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Visible Policing), Ms M Mboshane (Vice President Communications, Sasol), Mr K Pillay (Provincial Board CPF Chairperson), Inkhosi M Mnisis (Member of the executive Committee, House of traditional leaders) and Lieutenant General BM Zuma (Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga).
Mr P Ngomana (MEC for department of Community, Safety, Security and Liaison) delivered the keynote address.

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