SAPS Port Alfred Cluster hosts a successful Provincial Management Forum

PORT ALFRED -The three-day event started on Sunday evening with all detectives from the cluster engaged in an operation to arrest suspects who have been sought for various offences within the cluster.

On day one, all policing areas from Hamburg to Alexandria within the cluster turned blue by Station Commanders who were engaged in operations including holding of vehicle check points, visits to liquor outlets as well as stop and search operations.

Brigadier Morgan Govender the Cluster Commander welcomed the delegation on day two to the Sunshine Coast, nestled between the Indian Ocean and the evergreen landscape of the Eastern Cape, with 85kms of pristine beaches and a host of tourist attractions.

Guest speakers from the Commission for Gender Equality and the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) presented enlightening information to the audience.

Wednesday, day three, started on a high note with over 30 certificates being handed over to identified High Flyers from the East London and Port Alfred Clusters as well as well as the Provincial family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit by the Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Ntshinga assisted by the Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Major Generals Thembeka Dyantyi and Daphne Kunene.

Included in the certificates which were handed to Operational Detective and Visible Policing employees, Senior Admin Clerk Debbie Du Plessis attached to the Detective Service at Kenton on Sea was awarded a certificate for her dedication in assisting the detectives to trace suspects through the utilisation of scientific programmes available. She is often commended by the National Prosecution Authority for her assistance in securing convictions of dangerous offenders.

Sergeant George Cook an enlightened and admirable High Flyers and also a member of the Clusters Junior Management Core, shared a few impressive best practices including The Provinces Vision RRR. He spoke from the heart and impressed the managers with his knowledge!

Each of the High Flyers who were present, were given an opportunity to address the Management regarding civil claims.

In a final message to the delegation, General Ntshinga said, We need to move away from being immersed in statistical semantics and focus on tangible deliverables that talk to community expectations. The fact that some of you are doing fairly well in terms of statistical reflections, does not translate into community satisfaction. What we need is a direct response and feedback from the community to our actions."

General Ntshinga also extended her gratitude and said Thank you again to those commanders, the station commanders whose communities spoke nicely about their diligence and commitments towards their duty. I have no doubt I have many more among you, even if their communities have not yet written,"she added.

Source: South African Police Service