By DULCIE OREKE
YEAR 2009 was another challenging year for the National Capital District police with a growing demand for policing service.
“Demand has grown yearly but the capacity to serve has not … the number of police reports and those seeking help has increased,” NCD chief of command Chief Supt Fred Yakasa said.
He said the increase in demand for service was an indication of the increased level of trust and confidence in the police.
“It is not an indication of increased criminal activities or social problems.
“The family and sexual violence unit had attended to many family and sexual-related matters. And the number of people asking for help is also rising,” Chief Supt Yakasa said.
Speaking at the year-end parade last Friday, Supt Yakasa said others seek police help to resolve conflicts, eviction exercises, provide security on important issues such as the LNG-related matters.
He said the Christmas and the New Year periods had been one of the finest experienced in history.
“The fight against crime and investigations went well.
“There were reductions in crime rate but fraud-related crimes and sexual offences increased,” he added.