THABAZIMBI – Thabazimbi SAPS hosted 17 female pupils from local schools on the “Take a girl child to work project” on Thursday 26 May. These girls were from Naletsana Combined School, Mabogopedi High School, Hoërskool Frikkie Meyer and Groenvlei High School. The girls were invited for a day to experience the Police working environment as well as to learn more about the different units in the SAPS. The students started their day with a visit to the holding cells. At 08:30 they attended a meeting with the Station Commander and other Component Heads for the morning briefing. The were introduced to all the attendees and they also acquired more knowledge as how to assist the public. It was very important for them to know that Policing is not only to arrest, but to give Service to the Community.
The students also visited the Cluster Commander. Col Mkhabela gave them advice in how to choose their careers in the SAPS and she also explained to them that the Police’s duty is to protect and secure their safety. At the Cluster Office the learners met other Station Commanders from the Cluster and they also received a message from the Department of Education. It was emphasised by every speaker that learners must stay away from drugs. The Commander of the Local Criminal Record Centre, Capt Chauke explained the processes and procedure relating to this unit. After a very educational day the girls were treated to lunch and returned safely to their destinations.