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DEFENCE MINISTRY TO INCREASE POLICE RECRUITS FIVE-FOLD, IN A BID TO FIGHT RISING CRIME

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The Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, in a bid to improve the fight against rising crime, hopes to increase the police annual recruits intake from 200 to 1000 during this coming financial year.

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Kagiso Mmusi told parliament yesterday when debating the State of Nation Address that his ministry is currently in discussions with the police Commissioner on the matter.

This after there an out cry of a shortage of police officers around the country, as well as their poor visibility and response, particularly in rural areas and settlements.📷 Botswana Police Service