Citation(s) from the literature library

Molomo, Mpho G., Bertha Osei-Hwedie, David Sebudubudu, Ian Taylor and Shelly Whitman. 2004 ‘National Firearm Stockpiles.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, pp. 25-26. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October

Relevant contents

Security forces…

Those individuals permitted to carry pistols on duty are members of the BDF, the Police Special Support Group (SSP), the Criminal Investigation Department, and the Anti-Poaching Unit of the Wildlife Department…

Researchers were not able to determine the size of security force stockpiles, despite having requested this information from the police and military.

Police in Botswana are not armed while on patrol. However, should the need arise, each police officer may be given orders to use the firearms which are held in storage…

[BDF = Botswana Defence Force]

ID: Q8817

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