Previously, that green police uniform was regarded with courtesy and respect by the citizens of this country.
When there was a controversy or a conflict between two or more individuals, the arrival of a law enforcement officer wearing that uniform used to bring feelings of relaxation to the situation.
Today, if a police officer intends to see respect, he or she must remember the past, because regard for law enforcement officers is something that South Africans have abandoned along the path to freedom.
When we read the news, we learn that a police officer has been shot and wounded, or that a police officer has been brutally murdered by the culprits and we cannot continue in this manner. The Department of Correctional Services, in collaboration with the South African government, must devise new methods to guarantee the safety of police officers while on duty.
According to your Yusuf Abramjee, a police officer was brutally murdered at the Jabulani hostel in Soweto, and the perpetrator has not yet been apprehended.
There is still work to be done with our justice system because, from where I stand, it favors the perpetrators over our police force.
The police are not allowed to shoot unless a criminal is shooting at them, according to the legal system. How are they intended to safeguard the citizens when they are in danger of losing their lives?
The overwhelming number of unlicensed firearms on the street is one of the explanations for the rampant killing of police officers.
The government must deep dive and accomplish all of the tasks necessary to ensure that the unlicensed guns on our streets are restored to where they belong, which is with our police officers and stations.
What do you think needs to be done to ensure that our police force is safe? Leave your comments below in the comment section.
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