The City of Windhoek (CoW) has announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Leevi Shivolo Ileka to the rank of Chief and that he would lead the Windhoek Municipal Police Service henceforth.
According to a statement released by the CoW, the appointment came into effect on 11 September 2023, following Chief Ileka’s commendable service as the Deputy Chief since 2020.
Chief Ileka is no stranger to roles demanding responsibility, leadership, and foresight. Boasting a robust work experience of 27 years that straddles both public and private sectors, a majority of his roles have been fundamental within the security fraternity.
According to the statement, his former position as the Deputy Head of the Windhoek Municipal Police Service is a testament to his dedication and unwavering commitment to the safety of the community.
Equally noteworthy is Chief Ileka’s impressive academic background. He holds a Master of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, India. This is complemented by a Post Graduate Certificate from the Defence Services Staff College, India. Additionally, his skills in international relations and diplomacy are fortified with a Master’s degree from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in association with the Open University of Catalonia, Spain.
Chief Ileka’s resume also includes a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, a second Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of Science and Technology (NUST). To ensure the most advanced and relevant training, he has undergone specialized courses ranging from the Basic Police Standardization Course, Training for Foreign Affairs Officials, Protocol and Diplomatic Training, to advanced military and combat courses.
Before assuming his role in the Windhoek Municipal Police Service, Chief Ileka’s contributions spanned various industries. His service records include stints at the CoW, the Namibian Defence Force, the Namibian Navy, and the City Police Service.
In its announcement the CoW extended its warm congratulations to Chief Ileka, expressing optimism for his tenure.
“We are confident that, with his vast experience and expertise, Chief Ileka will serve the residents of Windhoek with unwavering courage, tenacity, zeal, diligence, and honour. His appointment is anticipated to further bolster the organization’s success,” the statement reads.
According to the City Council, residents of Windhoek can look forward to a leader who not only has a rich blend of practical experience and academic excellence but also has the passion and commitment to make Windhoek a safer city for all its inhabitants.