SAPS detectives win awards


Good crime scene management is said to be behind the success of one Free State police station. (Photo:

A police station which used to receive many complaints about the lack of professionalism of some of its staff has been commended at the Free State provincial excellence awards.

The New Age reports that Botshabelo police station (near Bloemfontein) has been turned around by detective commander Lt-Col Nthako Mkhaulesi, who began working there in 2011. Mkhaulesi won the best general detective member award and the overall operational member award.

Read more about the station’s conviction rate and changes in management style. 


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