Saturday, June 16, 2007

Take back your neighbourhood- June 16 campaign

By Odette Ismail
16 June 2007

Residents living in Khayelitsha who would like to play an active role in curbing crime in their area are encouraged on Saturday to go the Khayelitsha Mall.

The Social Crime Prevention Unit has a project where community members are encouraged to participate in crime prevention initiatives.

Nowellan Petersen, media liaison for Metro Police Services says 60 residents have already received training in interpersonal skills, conflict resolution and self-defence.

“However today is just a graduation ceremony and also introducing those participants of the project to the community as well as also to explain their role to the community.” says Petersen.

Metro Police, the SAPS and the Crime Prevention forum will at the mall, provide trainees and residents with information on community responsibility in taking back neighborhoods and protecting their areas.


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