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South Sudan police to increase community engagement


November 8, 2012 (JUBA) – New tactics will be implemented to tackle South Sudan’s crime, spokesperson of the nation’s police service, James Monday, said on Thursday.

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South Sudanese police in training, Rajaf, 2010 (AP)

Monday dismissed speculation that the move was part of strategies to tighten security measures in the wake of coup rumours and discontent amongst communities inhabiting the region which will be affected by the implementation of a demilitarised zone along the northern international border, as agreed upon by Juba and Khartoum in Addis Ababa in September.

“We have no time to waste. Police have a responsibility to protect the citizens and their property but this is being hampered by a lot of administrative challenges,” said Monday, without elaborating on the nature of the challenges.

Monday said his ministry encourages the establishment of friendly contacts with civilians in order for them to be able to get information about criminals and their activities and to hunt them in a way that strengthens and increases deterrence.

"Combating crimes and establishing law and order in a new nation like South Sudan is not an easy task,” said Deng.

He called upon South Sudan’s neighbours to offer their support in the combating of crime. “Those coming must have clear records. This does not mean that we do not want their help but must clean records,” he added.

He said the ministry was increasing community policing because it is an important way to combat crime and that measures will be implemented at the end of November accordingly.

"We can never give up; we can never leave crimes to multiply. We can never leave the responsibility of community policing to them because it will leave a vacuum and crime rates will shoot up. We need to cooperate with residents and members of the community," said Monday.


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  • 9 November 2012 07:44, by Foxtail

    good decision but you don’t you know that, all your persnnels are the the thieves and robbers in the streets across south sudan? that is to say, all the crimes committed in our country are initiated by the police either directly or indirectly.

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    • 9 November 2012 07:58, by Dinkawarrior

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! They’re training thievery group!
      Any way, government have to identify each and every individual background.

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    • 9 November 2012 08:06, by omoni jr.

      As long as all are Dinka-Nuer, there is nothing called south sudan police department.
      If I ask ,very simple and easy question to Dinka-Nuer police....what is the role police in the commmunity? why we need the police in the community?
      There is nothing called Police in Dinka land.and especially Bor,very primitve people on earth.

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      • 9 November 2012 08:51, by Dinkawarrior

        Omoni jr!
        "You can run but you can’t hide" Simple because you a nyagat and the son of former a nyagat. The foodlover your father, without Bor and specially Dinka Community, you would been a salve from master jalab whom you love the most. We know who you’re sound the same nyagat sounded. Shame on you Gatnyamny!

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    • 9 November 2012 10:40, by Frak Cho

      South Sudan police always rely on army. Army is for the nation defence and police is for civil defence. Our police are the worst police I ever met! If you ask me you yourself knows the answer...

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  • 9 November 2012 08:50, by Foxtail

    Naive omonj,
    there is no Dinka-Nuer police shit. the national police is drewn from every household in South sudan.
    something you failed to understand is that, you’re behind the country’s agenda. Infact, all crimes going on in Juba are committed by Equatorians, not Dinka or nuer as put it. we’re free in our states and you guys will suffer the most because of your greed!

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    • 9 November 2012 12:26, by Bauer

      There is something you dinka idiots don’t understand.You guys are very aggressive n ignorant and undermine the police simply coz u are the majority in gov’t.One of ur idiots got us knocked in Juba when contacted the best answer was you are independent because of us.Who the hell tells you that???? If u make 75% of the police force then it is a mock to the entire country. You will never get any info

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  • 9 November 2012 13:01, by Foxtail

    we are the majority in the gov’t. so where will you go?
    it’s just a matter of shouting and your talk will not change anything.

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    • 9 November 2012 16:34, by Baring

      Your the majority but used your jority in good way not to just corrupting the society. Denkas are not for the system they like Somalia style system where everybody is will form his own system that fit in his Lowak

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      • 9 November 2012 22:48, by Obach Othou

        @All,my dear bro’s, whether you are Dinka, Nuer, Shuluk or Equatorian we are all South Sudanese, our Nation is very virgin and need all our collective ideas to reinforce our law enforcement makers to do the right thing for the interest of our citizens.IGP stop beating of innocent citizens by police in Juba, Police is not suppose to beat anybody, they can charge according to the police laws.

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        • 9 November 2012 23:10, by Obach Othou

          They should stop beating anyone, let them charge people base on our laws, they will go and defence themselves in the court. am glad the IGP has been touring the friendly countries attending importants summits with most of generals in the police and I can see community policing now. If you do what and you don’t stop the beating, no one will cooperate. Let them understand the roll of Police.

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  • 10 November 2012 01:23, by panom lualbil

    The criminality of S Sudan is from one particular source and certain. So I would like if these criminals could show up and go once.

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    • 10 November 2012 07:25, by omoni jr.

      seeking the truth,
      man, you need to refrain from mentioning my name or putting my name in the list of retarded people as you claimed,
      I have no reason to talk you personally,but regionally,

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