Making Toti the safest town in SA

2016-04-27 06:00
Photo: tania sandberg CCPO chairman, George Lithgow.

Photo: tania sandberg CCPO chairman, George Lithgow.

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CCPO chairman George Lithgow said he was extremely proud of his team’s success in the short time he had been in office and with law enforcement agents in the area.
He believes the great part of the success against crime was the committed operations team - Paul O’Neil, George Snodey, Rob Mill, George Ross and Leon Joone.

“The team was strong due to their commitment, experience and know-how when dealing with crime. George Ross was tasked with building a good relationship with Metro law enforcement and SAPS, which gives us a further edge in preventing crime.
“This close working relationship with colleagues in uniform can only amount to a stronger network. Our objective will always be to make this the safest town in South Africa,” Lithgow­ said.

“We want holidaymakers to choose the Sapphire Coast not only because of the best beaches in KZN, but because it had a reputation of being safe. We need to prove this and our barometer will be the statistics of crime in our area.
“We need our estate agents to be in a position to market properties here because it is known for an area to bring up children in and to live in a safe environment.

“We want criminals to know that this is a crime-free zone and that if you commit crime here you will be apprehended,” he added.

Lithgow said that the committee is aware of the high crime taking place next to our control area, which the CCPO believe they have displaced due to:

• Commitment from the Metro law enforcement unit - Hennie Nel, Lucas De Bryn, Shaun Jooste, Norman Payne and their teams. These individuals have gone out of their way to make our area a safer place in which to live.

• SAPS law enforcements station commander Colonel Bonginkosi Nkabinde and his team’s dedication, including Martin Booyens, who have gone the extra mile to form this recipe for success;
• The CCPO’s visual presence and response time to an incident within two to three minutes.

• To our members who pay their hard-earned money - it is really through them that the CCPO exists as it is them who has allowed the committee the authority to put together this unique model in South Africa to fight crime.

“Currently we have 5 100 members, so imagine if we could double that figure that would make this the new crime-free zone in South Africa.
“We urge members to lobby those who are not members whether in flats or in complexes in private homes or businesses, etc., to join this our goal, which will become a reality­ before you know it,” Lithgow said.

To join the CCPO and make a difference against crime, phone its marketing person, Kelly Fourie on
081 869 7184.

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