Durban North SAPS welcomes new station commander

Sep 04 2020

Durban North SAPS welcomes new station commander

WITH more than 30 years of service to the South African Police Service (SAPS), Colonel Jericho Sipho Nkomo is looking forward to settling in to his role as the new Station Commander of the Durban North police station.

Nkomo, who has been in the role for almost a month, has served in various management roles within the SAPS as well as being an active member in fighting crime with his role in visible policing.

He was previously stationed in Mpumalanga (KZN) serving in the same role before being named as Colonel Gopaul Naidoo’s successor, the former station commander of the Durban North SAPS.

“This is like my second coming as I was stationed at the Durban North police station between 1992 and 1998. I know many of the members who are still here and I was welcomed with open arms. It all feels familiar being here. The crime stats have shown the station is on the right track in fighting crime so I won’t be changing the current system of policing. There are however a few areas of concern in respect to crime trends that we as management have identified.

“The station has an excellent relationship with the Durban North/uMhlanga CPF and the various security companies so that has been a massive plus. I’ve already met with CPF chairman, Haden Searles, who has also welcomed me in the new role. I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve within the north Durban community,” he said.

Durban North police station spokesperson, Capt Raymond Deokaran, also welcomed the new station commander saying the members had already learned from him.

“Having given 34 years of service to the police, the Colonel has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has been extremely proactive since coming on board and he has already identified areas of concern. He has also established a fantastic rapport between the members of the station,” Deokaran said.


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