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Namibia Constitution: Chapter 15

THE POLICE AND DEFENCE FORCES AND THE PRISON SERVICE

Namibia Constitution: Chapter 15

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Article 115 – Establishment of the Police Force
There shall be established by Act of Parliament a Namibian police force with prescribed powers, duties and procedures in order to secure the internal security of Namibia and to maintain law and order.

Article 116 – The Inspector-General of Police
1. There shall be an Inspector-General of Police who shall be appointed by the President in terms of Article 32 (4)(c)(bb) hereof.

2. The Inspector-General of Police shall make provision for a balanced structuring of the police force and shall have the power to make suitable appointments to the police force, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the police force to be investigated and prosecuted and to ensure the efficient administration of the police force.

Article 117 – Removal of the Inspector-General of Police
The President may remove the inspector-General of Police from office for good cause and in the public interest and in accordance with the provisions of any Act of Parliament which may prescribe procedures considered to be expedient for this purpose.

Article 118 – Establishment of the Defence Force
1. There shall be established by Act of Parliament a Namibian Defence Force with prescribed composition, powers, duties and procedures, in order to defend the territory and national interests of Namibia.

2. The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force and shall have all the powers and exercise all the functions necessary for that purpose.

Article 119 – Chief of the Defence Force
1. There shall be a Chief of the Defence Force who shall be appointed by the President in terms of Article 32(4)(c)(aa) hereof.

2. The Chief of the Defence Force shall make provision for a balanced structuring of the defence force and shall have the power to make suitable appointments to the defence force, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the defence force to be investigated and prosecuted and to ensure the efficient administration of the defence force.

Article 120 – Removal of the Chief of the Defence Force
The President may remove the Chief of the Defence Force from office for good cause and in the public interest and in accordance with the provisions of any Act of Parliament which may prescribe procedures considered to be expedient for this purpose

Article 121 – Establishment of the Prison Service
There shall be established by Act of Parliament a Namibian prison service with prescribed powers, duties and procedures.

Article 122 – Commissioner of Prisons
1. There shall be a Commissioner of Prisons who shall be appointed by the President in terms of Article 32(4)(c)(cc) hereof.

2. The Commissioner of Prisons shall make provision for a balanced structuring of the prison service and shall have the power to make suitable appointments to the prison service, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the prison service to be investigated and prosecuted and to ensure the efficient administration of the prison service

Article 123 – Removal of the Commissioner of Prisons
The President may remove the Commissioner of Prisons from office for good cause and in the public interest and in accordance with the provisions of any Act of Parliament which may prescribe procedures considered to be expedient for this purpose.

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