Government & Municipal News
03 February 2017

Rustenburg / Sun City – The North West Provincial Police walked away with two prestigious awards during the fourth National Excellence Awards held on Friday, 27 January 2017, at Sun City’s Superbowl.

Station Commander of Brits Police Station, Brigadier Ellen Lettie Emmanuel, accepting an award for the Best Station of the Year at the fourth Annual SAPS Excellence Awards.

Constable TJ Nkgoeng, a devoted detective from Letlhabile SAPS was named the Detective Employee of the Year in level 5-7 category while Brits Police Station under the command of Brigadier Emmanuel won the Best Station of the Year.

Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane during the Excellence Awards.

While this day (27 January) was declared by the Cabinet as National Police Day, it is the day to recognise and honour the extraordinary efforts of employees of the SAPS. These are the men and women who stood out as being truly dedicated to their calling and who excelled in the execution of their duties, their commitment to uplift needy communities and who performed acts of exceptional bravery.

The Deputy Minister of Police, Makhotso Maggie Sotyu.

The Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko, accompanied by the police top bras and personnel celebrated National Police Day with the community of Ikageng, Rustenburg.

The Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, giving the keynote address during the 4th Annual SAPS Excellence Awards.

They donated school uniforms to needy learners of Lerutlhware Primary School, food parcels to the community and handed over a house to an 80-year old woman, Ms Johanna Kolobe, as part of the SAPS’s social crime prevention programme which addresses the root causes of crime. The elderly lady lives with her four minor grandchildren in a shack and they only survive on her pension.

Constable TJ Nkgoeng accepting his award for the best Detective Employee of the Year in Level 5-7 from Major-General Mangale.

During the award ceremony, The Minister of Police, Mr Nhleko, noted that “the stars are not in the skies, they are among us,” referring to the finalists and winners. Tribute was also paid to the men and women in blue who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the execution of their duties.

Congratulations to all the winners of the SAPS National Excellence Awards.

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