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2020/12/11      |  Written By:  Mr N North West Media Centre   |   Province:  North West

In a bid to gain back the public trust following the recent and widely publicised act of misconduct by a member in Wolmaransstad, the station together with officials from provincial Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Fire Services as well as Provincial and Local traffic embarked on awareness activity on Friday, 4 December 2020.

The event started with a motorcade around Wolmaransstad Township and its extensions.  During the activity, loud hailing was done about festive season safety tips as well as assuring the community that the police commit to render a professional and quality service to its clients. It was during the activity which was graced by the presence of the Chief Director for Civilian Secretariat, Nikiwe Num that the following information leaflets were distributed:  domestic violence, complaints unit at Community Safety and Transport Management and station management contact details.  In the process, reported complaints were attended to. The campaign ended with patrols in town where various fines for drinking in public, selling of liquor without licence were issued while one person was arrested for possession of suspected stolen goods. 

Still in Wolmaransstad, but in a separate activity, the station together with Department of Health, Department of Education, Soul City, Aurum Institute and Youth Crime Prevention held Maquassie Rise Event as part of 16 days of activism. The event which placed emphasis on gender-based violence was attended by 100 women and girls who were invited and addressed on various issues affecting them and the broader community. The Community Policing Officer (CPO), Sgt Lentikile Seleke sensitised the attendees on issues pertaining to Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), human trafficking and substance abuse.

Pamphlets were distributed to members of the community