Local lieutenant colonel wins international leadership award

FEATURED IMAGE Lieutentant Colonel Pienaar at the Conference. Photo: Submitted

Krugersdorp policemen and -women were proud to share in the great achievement of one of their colleagues when she won the Leadership Category award at the 10th Annual Conference for Women in Law Enforcement.

At the gala, which took place in May at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Lieutenant Collonel Pienaar from the Krugersdorp Police Station was called forward and announced as the winner in the Leadership category.

Pienaar was nominated by the ITC (Intelligence Transfer Centre) after attending the conference in 2016 as representative of the International Police Association of South Africa.

She was nominated for her assistance with the investigation of human trafficking cases, training the Victim Support Volunteers at Krugersdorp in trauma debriefing and acknowledging her personnel for work excellence.

Lieutenant Colonel Pienaar with her medals.
Photo: Submitted

She has also been the first runner-up in the Gauteng Provincial Excellence Awards and in the Cluster Awards in previous years.

Pienaar believes that the quality of a leader is shown by the standards he/ she sets. She embodies the qualities of a leader that many admire. She sees a leader as a person who trusts her team by sharing her vision and being able to delegate tasks. To her, a leader is a person who leads by example, with integrity and with honesty. That person is decisive, confident, and committed. She takes responsibility for her decisions and treats people equally and compassionately.

The conference was attended by women from all sorts of law enforcement agencies.

Speakers from all over the world, including the well-known member of the American Secret Service, Lynda Williams, attended the conference to show their appreciation for the officers. The women shared their leadership traits and talked about the challenges faced by women in leadership positions in law enforcement.

Brigadier Baloyi, commander for Krugersdorp Police Station, applauds Pienaar for her achievement and for putting Krugersdorp Station on the map.

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