Monday, April 19, 2021

Police Officers warned against romantic involvement with criminals

The Deputy Commissioner (Operations) for Botswana Police, Kenny Kapinga, has pleaded with police officers to refrain from actions that may tarnish the Botswana Police services’ image.

This follows recent newspapers reports that there are police women who moonlight as prostitutes at night.

Kapinga said, if true, this is a disgrace to the image of the Botswana Police. He said that it appears to be a new trend among the young police women recruits, and mentioned a case in Palapye where a police woman was having an affair with a criminal.

Kapinga said that they had not yet received all information on whether or not the police woman in the love affair was aiding or facilitating activities of crime.

“We have a fear that the lady would compromise police operations in such relationships,” said Kapinga, adding that if it is established that the police woman was facilitating in the criminal act, she would be charged with a criminal offence as an accomplice.

He, however, pointed out that they had not yet had such a case where a police woman aided in the crime.

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