154 new Police recruits
December 12, 2014 3:45 am
A total of 154 Police Officers have received their certificates at the Police recruits graduation.
Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald has reminded the recruits that the power vested in them is not absolute.
He says the power to arrest, search and interrogation is restricted by law.
The Commissioner warned that there will be a zero tolerance approach against any police officer who takes the law in his own hands.
He added that every police officer is still a member of the community delegated by the community to perform the functions of policing on their behalf.
The new recruits will hold a formal pass out parade next Friday as the final step in their graduation process.