Introduction

The Namibian Correctional Service Symbols are to unite the Correctional Service family by creating visual or iconic representations of the Namibian Correctional Service and its goals and values. These Symbols are rallied and designed to be inclusive and a representation of all our stakeholders. The Namibian Correctional Service Symbols must be treated with the utmost care and must be used only as prescribed in this Policy.

 

The Namibian Correctional Service Flag

NCS Service FlagThe Namibian Correctional Service Flag symbolises unity and common loyalty to the Service. The Flag represents the Namibian Correctional Service in every aspect.

  1. The Miniature Namibian National Flag
    Is reflected on the top left hand corner of the Flag and symbolises the existence of the Namibian Correctional Service and its mandate as provided for in the Namibian Constitution.
  2. The Miniature Namibian Correctional Service Logo
    On the bottom right hand corner of the Flag and gives identity to the Flag i.e. belonging to the Namibian Correctional Service.
  3. The Gold Colour
    The Flag background colour is Gold.  The Gold colour is associated with the Sun and thus symbolises “HOPE” and that means offenders have the potential to live as law abiding citizens.

 

 

 

 

The Namibian Correctional Service Logo

 

  1. The Silver Colour
    The Silver Colour symbolises the correctional officers’ shining example to offenders as their role models in terms of neatness, professional ethics, respect for human rights and the rule of law.
     
  2. The Crossed Keys

The Crossed Keys symbolise the great legal responsibility entrusted to the Namibian Correctional Service to ensure safe custody of offenders and successful social reintegration.

  • The Key on the left hand side represents the admission and incarceration of offenders.
  • The Key on the right hand side represents the gradual and controlled release of offenders to the community with effective supervision and support.
     
  1. The Open Book
    The Open Book symbolises the law that governs the Namibian Correctional Service and the effective treatment programmes that are offered to offenders in order to facilitate their successful return to society.
     
  2. The Laurel
    The Laurel forms the outer left and right part of the Logo and joins at the bottom. The Laurel symbolises the harmony, diligence and commitment in the quest for success to all activities in the Namibian Correctional Service.
     
  3. The words “Namibian Correctional Service”
    The words “Namibian Correctional Service” are at the bottom of the Logo in a band. They give identity to the Logo and call on every correctional officer to take pride in the Namibian Correctional Service.

 

 

The Namibian Correctional Service Symbol of Authority
 

The Namibian Correctional Service Symbol of Authority is in the form of a Key, the design of which is taken from the Logo of the Namibian Correctional Service. The full Logo of the Namibian Correctional Service is shown in the “Bow” of the Symbol of Authority to give it identity.

The Namibian Correctional Service Symbol of Authority, to be handed over at a special ceremonial parade, symbolises the transfer of authority from the outgoing Commissioner-General to the incoming Commissioner-General of the Namibian Correctional Service.

 

 

The Commissioner-General’s Motor Flag

 

The Flag represents the Commissioner-General’s status and authority in the Namibian Correctional Service and is flown on the official vehicle to indicate his or her presence. When the Commissioner-General is not in the vehicle, the pennant is removed or covered.