The new ward-based community policing system to "take back the streets"
Posted on 02 Jul 2012 / Tags: none
ward-based community policing system will be implemented in Johannesburg this
month, the city said on Sunday.
scheme would see at least 10 metro police officers assigned to each of the
city's 130 municipal wards, spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane said in a
initiative was in line with a programme envisaged by mayor Parks Tau in his
state-of-the-city address delivered in March.
demonstrates the city's firm intention to take back the streets and work with
communities and residents to create neighbourhoods where every man, woman and
child can feel safe and secure."
appealed to residents to trust and support the metro police in their fight
city will work closely with the South African Police Service, community police
forums, ward committees, neighbourhood watches and accredited private security
agencies to achieve a shared objective of a safer city."