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100 new officers in Bonteheuwel bring over 43 arrests

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Since 2 July 2019, there have been over 43 arrests made in Bonteheuwel. The MEC of Community Safety, Albert Fritz applauds the sweeping successes of the 100 newly deployed Metro law enforcement officers in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town.

Increase in police officers presence

The newly deployed law enforcement has been discernibly presentand have combated transgressions with arrests. This forms part of the second Neighbourhood Safety Team, a crime prevention operation in combination with the city’s metro police, SAPS and traffic services. The first NST operation was launched in 2017 to reduce crime in suburban areas to decrease crime rates in the area. Law enforcement presence aids in the fight against crime.

“Since the additional deployment of 100 new law enforcement officers, there have been 43 arrests made. Additionally, there were 372 illegal substances confiscated and 7 firearms and ammunitions uncovered. What’s more, the additional deployments led to 43kg of stolen PRASA cables being found and confiscated.”

Minister Albert Fritz

Combating crime with every tool

The Department of Community Safety is committed to using every tool in aid to combat the horrible crime rate in the Cape Flats. Further increasing the presence of law enforcement in crime-ridden areas. The alarming rate in crime and gangsterism has society up in arms and the government exhausting every crime-fighting effort. This also serves as the essence of the increased police presence from the South African Defense Force and the South African Police Department.

“The Department of Community safety will further be assisting the City in its crime-fighting initiatives by transferring R4.2 million towards School Resource Officers (SROs) and the creation of safe zones during this financial year. Amongst these safe zones is Bonteheuwel Secondary School. Additionally, R4.4 million will be transferred in the 2020/21 financial year and R4.6 million in 2021/22.”

Minister Albert Fritz

(Source: The South African)

 


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