Training and Curriculum development on Advanced Traffic Policing – Namibia

06 Jul. 2017
by Eli-zette Nangolo


From 12th to 23rd of June, a Training on Advanced Traffic Policing was held in Windhoek, Namibia, conducted by two officers from the Saarland State Police, Germany. Twenty-four (24) participants from the City Police Windhoek, Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) and other municipal policies, took part in the two-week training and curriculum development exercise.

Road Safety is one of the major concerns in the transport sector in Namibia, with more than 700 fatalities a year (Total Population 2.1 million). The core challenges are insufficient capacity and resources within the traffic units of the police forces. To strengthen the capacities this exercise helped to develop a curriculum on Advanced Traffic Policing and trained Trainers of all relevant police forces. The exercises ranged from First Aid, to Traffic Control, Accident Recording and Exercises on investigation.

At the end of the training an incremental basis for the improvement of traffic policing in Namibia was established. It was the final activity on road safety for the project, finalising a long-time process, which started in 2012 with a training needs assessment.

For information on the project, please contact the Project Manager, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Semar.

“Transport, Mobility, Logistics” is implemented by GIZ and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).