Western Cape MEC of Education,
Debbie Schafer along with City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia De Lille
and City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for safety and security Alderman
JP Smith officially launched the School Resource Officer unit together with
United States Consul General Teddy Taylor today.
The officers will work in 12
areas that include Delft, Hanover Park, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Bishop Lavis and
The officers did their
training in the United States Embassy and specialise in firearms, pepper spray,
radio procedure and by-law training.
“The unit comprises 36 law
enforcements officers who have been deployed to reduce and prevent
school-related violence and crime through building excessive partnerships
between 18 identified schools.” MEC Debbie Schafer’s spokesperson Jessica
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