National Police Day will see unveiling of digital comms system over analogue
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has noted National Police Day today by extending his good wishes upon the men and women who serve on our police force.
The day is celebrated on the date the 1995 SAPS Act, 1995 was promulgated.
“We salute the police men and women of our country today, their special day. Our police officers work tirelessly, at times facing great danger and threats to their lives, to maintain public order and a crime free society. We appreciate the sacrifices and urge all in our country to support the police in their work. We also pay tribute to all police officers who were killed in the course of duty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this important day,” said President Zuma.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) will celebrate the day in Korsten, Port Elizabeth.
Meanwhile, Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko is expected to officiate the opening of the TETRA Digital Radio System and the 10111 Centre. The new system will see police communication improve from analogue to digital. It has already been operational in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, according to a statement from The Presidency.