First woman in senior police role
June 28, 2017
Nobesuthu Princess Masiye has been promoted to the position of Divisional Commissioner of Visible Policing within the South African Police Service from 1st February 2016. She has 28 years service in SAPS and espouses the values of fairness and integrity. She was inspired at a very early age by seeing a female police officer walking on a daily basis through her rural neighbourhood. "It is the first time in the history of the service that an African female will be heading the organisation" said Acting National Commissioner, Khomotso Phalane.
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