25 hours of dedicated crime busting

25 hours of dedicated crime busting

 

On Saturday, 6 October 2018, the Brackendowns SAPS Police Station, Brackendowns CPF Patrollers and local private security companies in the area will be joining forces to embark on a 25 hour crackdown on crime in the area.

Linda Goodenough, Community Development Manager for Fidelity ADT says there is no doubt that community engagement is one of the primary ways of reducing crime. “We need to have ‘more bobbies on the beat’. High visible patrolling is a clear deterrent to crime.    This patrol is a sign that we are taking the problems experienced by the local community seriously.”

The crackdown will commence at 07:00 at the Brackendowns police station.  CPF Patrollers of Brackendowns have offered 25 hours of their valuable time and petrol money and sleep to do a 25 hour patrol to look after the community, right through the day and the night.

The joint initiative will intensively patrol all the crime hotspots at “hot times” as well as random public spaces. Areas that will be patrolled include Brackendowns, Brackenhurst, Meyersdal, Mayberry Park, Albertsdal, Alrode and Thinasonki.

 

Any CPF members that would like to join the initiative are also welcome.

 

Community members wishing to find our more information or who want to suggest problem areas to focus on during the patrol or who may wish to make an anonymous tip-off, please contact any of the following persons: Geoff Steyn 083 411 1144, Leon Du Plessis 072 087 8198, Craig Nash 060 988 4498 or André Bothma 082 850 9107.

“Any donations for the effort will be welcome.” says the CPF Chairman, Geoff Steyn.

Captain Foord, Brackendowns SAPS Vispol head, concludes, “This will be a wonderful partnership between ourselves, the private sector and the community in driving down crime and raising visibility.  I believe partnerships like this will define how law enforcement will succeed in future and I thank in advance all parties for their commitment to this effort.”

 

ENDS

PREPARED ON BEHALF OF FIDELITY ADT. CONTACT JACQUI RORKE WITH ANY QUERIES ON (011) 463-6372 OR EMAIL JACQUI@FINDLEYPR.CO.ZA