AfriForum’s Alberton, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Springs and Kempton Park neighbourhood watches participated in a mass patrol on Friday, 20 July 2018 in cooperation with the SAPS, community policing forums, various security firms and safety institutions. The mass patrol was aimed at increasing policing visibility.
The patrol started at about 18:00 and went on until 6:00 the next morning. Altogether, 167 neighbourhood watch members participated, and travelled 11 471 km over 885 manhours, compared 6 120 km over 739 manhours in April this year. The neighbourhood watches reported 21 criminal incidents. Patrollers assisted at various accident scenes in Alberton and Edenvale, and drugs were confiscated in Kempton Park in cooperation with the SAPS.
“It is wonderful to see that, despite economic pressure and the increase in fuel prices, volunteers from the East Rand are still willing to take responsibility for their own safety,” says Marie Naude, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.
“AfriForum neighbourhood watches will increasingly implement larger projects in cooperation with the SAPS and other safety institutions to fight crime and improve safety,” concludes Hillel Coetzer, AfriForum’s Safety Coordinator for the Northern Region.
Join AfriForum’s neighbourhood watches: SMS “Buurtwag” to 45342 (R1).