Kashuupulwa appointed as Ohangwena police regional commander

Ottilie Kashuupulwa has been promoted to the rank of commissioner and appointed as the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) new Ohangwena regional commander.

Kashuupulwa replaced Commissioner Elizabeth Sibolile, whose term ended on 31 July 2023, the Head of NamPol’s public relations division, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement Kashuupulwa progressed well in all ranks and has attended a number of fundamental and advanced courses both nationally and internationally. These courses include specialised criminal investigation, senior police officers management and leadership, command and leadership for senior police women, and security awareness and intelligence collection.

“Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Policing Practice Honours and Certificate in Criminal Justice. She has also served in international assignments such as being a Southern African Development Community (SADC) election observer in Zimbabwe in 2013 and an election observer in Mauritius in 2014, and has been conferred with various awards and medals during her policing career,” she said.

NamPol Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, during the taking over ceremony between outgoing and incoming regional commanders at Eenhana on Monday, expressed confidence that Commissioner Kashuupulwa will carry out the responsibility of directing policing activities in the region with renewed vigour and determination to build on the good foundation laid by her predecessor. He encouraged her to combat crime, preserve and strengthen security, keep the peace, and protect lives and properties in the region while maintaining good relations with the community of the Ohangwena Region.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency