We are fortunate enough across the Constantia Valley area to have dedicated SAPS members serving our community from Wynberg, Diep River and Kirstenhof SAPS on a daily basis. These are the members we see silently patrolling our streets and assisting member s of the community on a day to day basis.
However, the network of crime fighters goes well beyond our valley and there are a number of unsung heroes who go the extra mile every day to protect and serve and assist us in ways that are never heard of. This network consists of men and women from various specialised units within SAPS such as Flying Squad, K9 units, Crime Intelligence units as well as security providers, neighbourhood watch members, Law Enforcement and our community control room operators. Each and every one of these individuals goes above and beyond the call of duty, rallying to assist at a moments notice whenever called upon and going out of their way to ensure criminals are apprehended and bought to book. All these people have been specifically trained to deal with finding and observing high profile LPR Alerts.
It is these individuals, who go about their business day after day without notice from the public and often without thanks, who truly make a difference in our community.
Recently, as a small token of our appreciation, a Thank You function was arranged for those within our crime fighting network. Members were surprised with an outing to one of our local gems, Buitenverwachting in Constantia, where they were greeted with lunch and refreshments. Many of these individuals have only had communications with each other via radios and cell phones and this was the first time they were all able to meet and greet face to face. A lovely day of interacting, reminiscing and sharing of stories, was had by all.
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the following individuals and businesses for contributing and assisting in making this day possible:
Buitenverwachting wine farm, Lyn Bevan, Constantia Watch, BKM Watch and Visec.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford.