The community and the SAPS can work together to help reduce crime. These community patrols work differently to blockwatches, as the SAPS will assign a Police Officer to accompany community members on patrol. This has the benefit of safety for the patrolling community members, and adds greater powers of search and arrest to the patrol. As a bonus, word quickly spreads among criminals that any civilian car could contain a police officer, which dramatically decreases crime rates in the areas where these operations take place.
Please attend the Community Safety Forum meetings to find out more about this initiative.
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