AfriForum neighbourhood watches in Kempton Park and Edenvale receive training

The civil rights organisation AfriForum’s Kempton Park and Edenvale neighbourhood watches on 15 March received training in crime scene management. This training largely focussed on the safeguarding of crime scenes, as well as the dos and don’ts when patrollers arrive at a crime scene.   

Approximately 60 neighbourhood watch members attended the training which was presented by Thomas van Dalen, AfriForum’s National Training Manager.

According to Van Dalen, professional training is essential for each safety structure.

“AfriForum’s neighbourhood watch members must at all times act within the framework of the law. It is furthermore important that neighbourhood watch members receive the correct training – not only for their own safety, but for the safety of the community as well.”

“It is encouraging to witness the involvement of community members, as well as how each one of them is willing to prioritise the safety of their own community,” says Hillel Coetzer, AfriForum’s Regional Safety Coordinator for Gauteng.

Become involved at your local AfriForum neighbourhood watch today: SMS “Buurtwag” to 45342 (R1).

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