Driving under the influence
The Windhoek City Police will be conducting operations to promote road safety and ensure that zero tolerance approach to lawlessness is maintained during festive season. The operation places emphasis on alcohol-related violations, the breath alcohol testing team will be deployed to allow officers to expedite the process of charging motorists with Driving under the Influence (DUI).
Warrants of arrest
Warrants of arrests screening will also be conducted, therefore we wish to urge all motorists to ensure that they have settled all outstanding Warrant of Arrest for traffic violation before travelling, in order to avoid any inconveniences while leaving town.
Stop and searches
The public must rest assured that stop and search for dangerous weapons, and suspected stolen property will be conducted during this period, in order to ensure that peace and safety in our city is maintained.
Alcohol is a number one contributing factor when it comes violent crimes, especially during festive season, therefore, shebeens may not operate at all, on the public holiday, except the ones with special liquor licences, and are expected to strictly comply with the operational hours stipulated on the licence.
Noise pollution will not be tolerated, sounds emitted from a house or a car causing nuisance may aggregate to a finable offence.
People should make use of designated recreational facilities if they want to party (Goreangab Dam, Paaltjies and the Avis Dam). Holding a party on the street or any other open space is totally prohibited, unless permitted by the municipal council.
If you are planning to have a party/public event which may attract a large number of people, please do bear in mind that you required to seek approval from the Council through Customer Care Office, City of Windhoek. Last but not least, fireworks are not permitted in the municipal area; failure to comply may lead to prosecution
Moreover, as people prepares for a public holiday, City Police would like to caution the public to be extra vigilant during this period, and not to make themselves easy targets to crime.
In order to prevent crime, one has to eliminate every possible opportunity, people should avoid carrying a large amount of money, or keeping a large amount of money at residential or business premises.
If you are going out of town, please do not leave your house unoccupied, if so, please make sure that your place is well protected. Alternatively, residents can always notify our office to keep an eye on their property while they are on holiday. It is important for the public to know that the City Police may not guarantee 24 hours security on their property, however, with this information, we will be able to direct our patrols accordingly.
We have a committed ourselves to promote Windhoek as a safe destination, and therefore request the public and visitors to ensure that their visit and stay are both safe and pleasant by taking precautions, as they would in any other City.
The Windhoek City Police Service appeals to the public at large to comply with the Traffic Regulations, Municipal By-laws, as well as to report all criminal activities during festive season.
We further encourage residents to know all the City Police emergency numbers. The City Police 24/7 Toll free number is 061 302 302, alternatively the public can send an SMS to 4444.
Windhoek City Police Service wish you all a very peaceful and Crime Free Festive Season.