Deputy Inspector General for Operations Elias Mutota and Erongo Governor Neville Andre have lauded police dedication to public service.
Members of the force were commended at the 33rd celebration of Police Day at Walvis Bay.
It was revealed that theft,stocktheft, housebreaking, assault, and fraud are the most prevalent crimes in the Erongo region.
Out of 112 thousand cases reported countrywide, about 9 thousand cases were in Erongo during the 2022–23 financial year.
Several speakers called for the empowerment of officers to ensure they reduce the current crime rate.
Police reservists, individuals, sub-divisions, stations, and units that have demonstrated exceptional professionalism, innovation, and leadership were awarded in a prize-giving ceremony.
Among the biggest winners were the Tutaleni Police Commander, who won the Best Station Commander award.
The most coveted Best Police Station title went to the Narraville Police.