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2021/05/21      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Efforts to fight crime in areas of Cape Town have been tightened as the community patrollers received additional radios and bibs in different policing precinct.

At the event which was held on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at Cape Town Central police station, station commanders of Maitland SAPS, Langa SAPS, Kensington SAPS, Woodstock SAPS and Cape Town SAPS have come to witness the proceedings as community- patrollers in their policing precinct get much needed resource.

Each station had received six radios and five reflector jackets respectively.  Outgoing Cape Town Cluster Commander Brig Mabusha said the event was aimed to put emphasis and cement partnership between the police and the community.  

He said the radios would help the community patrollers to communicate with each other and be able to report criminality in their areas. At the same time the reflector jackets would also help the patrollers who are also known as community in blue to be identifiable.

 Brig Mabusha said the police should at all times work with community members to avoid creating a gap that can utilised by criminals.

Representing the Community Policing Forum, Mohamed Noordien said he was elated that the community patrollers had received additional items for their crime fighting efforts.

Social Prevention Officer in Cape Town, Cst Victricia Beukman has been key in organising the event.

Cape Town Cluster Commander s Brig Mabusha along with Station commanders representing five stations
Brig Mabusha standing in the middle flanked by community patrollers and some station commanders