Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Neighbourhood watches increases the reach of the City’s policing services.


Neighbourhood watches increases the reach of the City’s policing services.

Neighbourhood watches works hand in hand with the South African Police Services and South African National Defence Force to help curb violence in our streets. They have also become the eyes and ears therefore the City has increased its policing services through neighbourhood watches.

 Mayco member for Safety and Security Directorate said the City has made nearly R3 million available to support neighbourhood watches, with the budget including equipment, training and support.

In some recent reports the Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz called on SAPS to work more closely with the local Neighbourhood Watch structures, following a series of attacks aimed at neighbourhood watches. In Delft, a group of men tried to attack one of the neighbourhood watch member, and stoned his home. In Gugulethu a member was shot while patrolling, in another incident a member of the Lentegeur neighbourhood watch was arrested while patrolling near a suspected merchants home with a similar incident reported in the Tafelsig Base Camp area.

Therefore Mayco member for Safety and Security Directorate said “they are committed to helping neighbourhood watches become functional, accountable and capable partners in the fight against crime.”

Please listen to the interview with Programme Director and Programme Manager of Neighbourhood Watches at Bush Radio 89.5FM, on the Community Safety show regarding neighbourhood watches below.



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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi
News Editor

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