SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE-CORPORATE COMMUNICATION: DIEP RIVER SAPS
Sunday 15th October 2017
Western Cape: Diep River SAPS in conjunction with Diep River SAPS Community Police Forum (CPF) have embarked on a campaign for 16 Days of Activism. An Imbizo will be held at Westcott Primary School on the 25th of November 2017 for the start of the campaign times from 09:00 until 14:00. The purpose of this Imbizo is to raise awareness for those suffering from abuse through different forms of domestic violence.
What is the purpose/function of a Community Policing Forum (CPF)?
Community Policing Forums (CPF) are set up to involve all local stakeholders and key organisations in local policing. They meet regularly with the officers in charge of the local police station and discuss problems and solutions to crime in their area. The adoption of community policing did not only turn around the crime situation, but changed the way the SAPS addresses crime.
For community policing to be successful, it is important for members of the community to realise and accept that they also have a social and moral obligation to assist and support the SAPS in the fight against crime, and other forms of social disorder. With the support and involvement of the community, the police will be in a position to meet the safety and security needs of the country.
Community organisations and development workers have to cooperate with Community Policing Forums to mobilise community support in the fight against crime.
- Identifying crime hot spots and informing the police about problems
- Reporting any information on wanted suspects and illegal firearms
- Visiting schools with the SAPS to speak to learners and teachers
- Running Education and awareness campaigns on the community’s role to fight crime
- Mobilising civil society organisations to become active members of the community police forum
- Supporting the police in crime prevention initiatives
- Monitoring police service delivery
- Providing possible solutions or alternatives to constantly strengthen partnerships and improve service delivery.
Community participation and support in the fight against crime – can save lives.
Various structures and role players working with Diep River SAPS and the CPF will be represented at this Imbizo. Diep River SAPS and CPF encourage all – young and old – to come and join us to find out how you can become involved within your community by participating in efforts to reduce crime to zero.
Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Constable Zak Marais on 021 710 7314 / 079 894 0105.
Cst Z.D Marais
Sector 1 Commander / Corporate Communication
DIEP RIVER SAPS
“Customer is King”
Tel: 021 710 7314 / Cell: 079 894 0105
Fax2email: 086 481 1679/ 086 774 6441