Welcome to the Parkview Community Policing Forum website.
The SAPS asks that if you find anything which looks like it has been stolen and discarded or dumped, please call the Crime Intelligence Officer on 011 486 5000. Your information could help to solve a crime! Please ensure that you get an Occurrence Book number (OB number). If you have had a minor incident which you would like SAPS Parkview to know about so that they can pick up trends or link the indident to other crimes nearby, please call the Crime Intelligence Officer. It does make a difference!
And please, please! Many housebreakings are preceded by careful surveillance. If you see anything or anyone suspicious, do not be afraid to call SAPS Parkview so that they can send a vehicle around to investigate. Remember, "If you have to look twice, call it in!"
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Civilian Oversight of the JMPD
The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Force (JMPD) is formed under the South Africa Police Services Act No. 68 of 1995. Section 64J compels the City of Johannesburg to establish a civilian oversight committee.
The Parkview CPF has been pushing for the implementation of this legal requirement and contacted Mervyn Cirota, DA Shadow MEC for Public Safety in order to have this issue raised in Council.
We are pleased to announce that this issue was tabled and passed at the Council meeting on 27 September 2012. It is our hope that this oversight committee, together with the 10 JMPD officer per ward structures, will assist in making the JMPD a more accessible, accountable and community-centred police force.
Newsletters and communication
If you wish to receive Parkview CPF newsletters, please join our CrimeSpotter Parkview CPF group. You can maintain your own membership details on CrimeSpotter, report crimes, and also report other municipal, ward and suburb service delivery issues. Service delivery issues are given a reference number and directed to the appropriate authority. You can also elect to receive SMS alerts, which we only use for extreme emergencies or important announcements, so you will not be inundated with ephemeral messages.
Firearm license applications
If you live in the Parkview Precinct and you have applied for a firearm license or a competency certificate, please call the Parkview Police Station on 011 486 5000 to enquire about progress. License applications are now being dealt with at local police stations, not necessarily where you made your original application.
Packing of the anti-corruption packs is complete, and distribution is continuing. The full story, as well as downloadable electronic materials are now available here, under the "Useful info" menu or via the quick link icon above.
We expect our police service to protect us in terms of our constitutional rights without fear or favour. A professional police service earns our respect, and is one which we can in turn respect. There are pockets of excellence within the SAPS, and particularly so in our precinct. We, as citizens, can do much to engender professionalism in our police by not accepting bad service and by acknowledging good service. We so often only speak about bad service, and ignore good service.
If you receive bad policing service, it is counter-productive to mutter amongst your friends, family and acquaintances about it. There are several channels available for you to follow up on bad service. Note that these channels cannot be used to get back at members who may have annoyed or inconvenienced you when doing their jobs legally and diligently.
The purpose of the Community Policing Forum is to promote closer ties between the community and the SAPS. We are therefore in a position to assist with compliments and complaints. However, we do ask for as much detail as possible, particularly relating to complaints, as hearsay allegations cannot produce a positive result for anybody.
Reward good service, even if it's just a "thank you". It helps boost the morale of those who genuinely take pride in their work.
E-mail and the Parkview CPF
The Parkview CPF endeavors to remain in contact with as many members of the community as possible. We may be followed on Facebook and on Twitter. We also send out periodic e-mails and alerts to members who are registered on our CrimeSpotter database. The CrimeSpotter e-mail database has been compiled over many years, and some people may have moved out of our area in the meantime. These are mechanisms to keep you up to date and to alert you to potential threats. They are not intended to spam you or to annoy you, but if you are registered for e-mails and you find our communications to be an annoyance, we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to maintain your own details online. By following the link above, you can log into your own profile and make changes or remove yourself from the e-mail database altogether. If you no longer have the original e-mail sent to you with your login details, you can use the "lost password" function to retrieve your password. Alternatively e-mail the CPF and we will assist.
Page last modified: Wednesday October 10, 2012