LEAP officers permanently deployed to Mitchells Plain
Additional Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers have been deployed on a permanent basis to Mitchells Plain.
Their deployment, says Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz, will assist in reducing gangsterism and violent crime such as murder.
The deployment of the additional LEAP officers has been made possible through the Western Cape Safety Plan which aims to halve murders in the province over the next decade.
As of October 2020, LEAP officers were redeployed to five communities which include Philippi, Delft, Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Bishop Lavis. “LEAP members have now been deployed permanently to Mitchells Plain to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) to stabilize the recent increase in murders in the area. This makes Mitchells Plain the sixth area to receive LEAP deployments in the Cape Town Metropole. These officers will work in an integrated manner with SAPS.” Said Fritz.
“Going forward, the Mitchells Plain contingent of law enforcement will be topped up with additional LEAP officers during the coming weeks. The top up is made possible through the appointment of additional law enforcement officers who will serve to bolster law enforcement and SAPS’ response to crime in Mitchells Plain.” Added Fritz.
Done By: Mitchum George