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Strategic Planning for Criminal Investigations.
A week-long Criminal Investigation Conference of the Criminal Investigation Directorate was held at Swakopmund Sands Hotel from the 14th to 18th July 2014. Members of the Criminal Investigation Directorate, mostly those at leadership level countrywide gathered annually to strategise investigations in order to manage criminal investigations in the country.
With this year's theme "Enhancement Effective and Professional Investigation," the conference was reviewing challenges faced by the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) since the last conference which took place at Harmony Centre in the outskirts of Windhoek last year, the completed tasks as directed as well as the way forward.
Officially opening the conference on 16 July 2014, the Minister of Safety and Security Honourable Immanuel Ngatjizeko, (MP) said crime control is the responsibility of the Government but it is a national problem. "When individuals commit crime and escape prosecution, future illegal acts are encouraged. Escalating crime rate requires that resources, which could be devoted to other social problems, be diverted to crime control, resulting in further entrenchment of ills such as poverty, lack of housing and inadequate medical care," the Minister noted.. Read more »


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