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Safety and Security boosted with appointment of two senior officials

By Afikile Lugunya - Nov 4, 2017
Safety and Security boosted with appointment of two senior officials

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Safety and Security Directorate boosted its senior staff complement with the appointment of Warren Prins as its Director of Traffic and Licensing and Arlin Robile as the Director for Security.

Prins, who is 45 years old, takes over from Mr Hamilton Totoyi retired in 2015.

With a Diploma in Traffic Services and a qualification in Municipal Police Management, Prins started his career in 1993 and worked as an Assistant Traffic Chief in Mossel Bay as well as the Manager of Protection Services at Koukamma Municipality amongst others.

Robile takes over from Reverend Howard Hans, who retired in 2010, meaning that vacancy was open for seven years.

He started at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as a security guard in 1990 and was promoted to Assistant Security Officer in 1991. In 1994 he became a Traffic Officer and earned another promotion in 1999 to become senior traffic officer before being appointed in 2004 as the Assistant Director for Security Services.

Robile had been acting in this position since 2012.

Cllr Best said that he was very excited to have a full permanent team in the security department.

“Both Prins and Robile start their new roles from 1 November. As you are aware, we already appointed an experienced Executive Director in Advocate Keith Meyer. He starts on 1 December.

“For the first time in nine years, we have a full complement of senior staff at Security Services and are well on our way to fill other positions as well.

 “We have the Summer Season ahead of us and with this team in place, we are confident that we will deliver a safe city for tourists and residents alike,” MMC John Best said.

He added that the security department is now focussing on ensuring a safer festive season for locals and visitors.

“This festive season, we really will deliver a safe city because safety is one of our main pillars - and I know that we are really ready,” MMC Best said.

Robile said that to tackle safety and security, he will go back to the basics.

Warren Prins said that he is ready and excited about the job.

“My plan is to look at engaging with the protection organisation and discuss the road which they want to take in the city to ensure safety and keep our roads safe.”