There are heroes who walk among us every day, people to whom one could never be grateful enough for choosing a life of public service.
These men and women serve and protect the public with little recognition for the incredible job they do to help maintain a civilised culture.
The purpose of the annual West Rand Cluster Police Prestige Awards, which was held at Usambara Lodge on Wednesday, 5 September, was to give recognition to service excellence and hard work in line with the South African Police’s strategic objectives.
Nominees in a large number of categories waited with bated breath to hear who would be named the best of the best.
Krugersdorp Police were awarded for the following:
• Admin employee level 1–4:
Second runner-up: FSA AT Matabane (Tarlton)
• Visible Policing (Vispol) employee level 8–12:
Winner: Lt Col TA Mongale (Krugersdorp)
• Detective employee level 5–7:
Winner: Sergeant MS Manana (Muldersdrift)
• Crime Intelligence employee level 5–7:
First runner-up: Sergeant P Strijdom (Krugersdorp)
• Crime Intelligence employee level 8–12:
Winner: Colonel NA Rapholo (Cluster)
• Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) employee level 5–7:
Winner: Warrant Officer MG Strooh (Krugersdorp)
1st runner-up: Sergeant TJ Buthelezi (Krugersdorp)
2nd runner-up: Constable PT Mapena (Krugersdorp)
• FCS employee level 8–12:
Winner: Captain Paula Terblanche (Krugersdorp)
• Admin group of the year:
First runner-up: Krugersdorp Administration
• Vispol group of the year:
First runner-up: West Rand Rural Safety
• Crime Intelligence team:
Winner: Crime Analysis and Information Centre
• FCS group of the year:
• Special categories:
Woman of the year:
First runner-up: Captain Paula Terblanche (Krugersdorp FCS)
Second runner-up: Sergeant Thepiso Mashele (Krugersdorp)
• Sport woman of the year:
Winner: Captain Paula Terblanche (Krugersdorp FCS)
• Sportsman of the year:
Winner: Handyman Shirinda (Krugersdorp)
• Special Awards by Cluster Commander:
Neatest Police Station of the year: Tarlton
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