IPA South Africa’s West Coast celebrates National Police Day

01 Feb 2018

sapoliceday3On 27 January 1995, the South African Police Service Act was promulgated. As of that year, 27 January is celebrated as National Police Day in South Africa.

At this time we recognise our members for the services they rendered. It is also an indication to local and international communities that the SAPS is honoured and respected for law and order and for the safety and security it provides for South Africa and its people.

Our constitutional mandate is to prevent, combat and investigate crime, as well as to maintain public order, protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property and to uphold and enforce the law.sapoliceday2

Lest we forget the sacrifice of the South African Police officers and K9’s and our colleagues from around the world, who have lost their lives in the line of duty – we salute you!

IPA West Cost celebrated National Police Day 2018 on Windhoek Farm in the Darling area. We started the day with a tribute and then a Fun Walk.  And what better way to end the day with a boerie roll and spending time together, building new friendships and re-connecting with those we have not seen for some time.

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you enjoyed the day.  Thank you to Melvin De Bruyn, Jakkie and Alfie Van Litsenborgh for all the work you have put in to make it a success.  Also thank you to Checkers Vredenburg and Milnerton SAPS Sport Club for the contributions that made this day a success.

Elbie Gore, IPA South Africa West Coast and National Editor IPA South Africa