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Station Commander of Jacobsdal arrested


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

JACOBSDAL –The Station Commander of Jacobdal SAPS in the Free State has been arrested and appeared in the Jacobsdal Court on a charge of theft.

It is alleged that on 17 February 2022, a man was arrested for dealing in dagga in Jacobsdal. The dagga and money to the value of R2 460-00 were booked in for evidence. After the arrested man’s case was finalised in court, he went back to the police station to get his property, but they could not find the money. The Station Commander was allegedly the last person to sign as the recipient of the money in the evidence register.

Captain Pieter Hendrik Adriaan Rodgers (55) was arrested after the docket was sent for decision to the Department of Public Prosecution. He appeared before Jacobsdal Magistrate Court today. He was released on a warning and has to be back in court on 31 October 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, directed that departmental steps must be initiated with immediate effect against this commander.


Captain Loraine Earle
082 446 1020