Acting station commander in great demand

2016-03-22 06:00
Colonel Myburgh, the Hillcrest SAPS acting station commander. Photo: kalisha naicker

Colonel Myburgh, the Hillcrest SAPS acting station commander. Photo: kalisha naicker

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THE community and ward councilors are appealing to the provincial SAPS department to appoint Colonel Anton Myburgh as the permanent station commander of Hillcrest SAPS.

Myburgh was the head of the Pinetown Cluster Task Team and has more than 20 years’ policing experience.

Ward 10 Councillor Rick Crouch said that as the ward councillor he was getting five to six complaints a week from residents about the lack of service delivery and the general “I don’t care” attitude from many of the officers at Hillcrest SAPS.

“Since Colonel Myburgh has been at the helm, those complaints have dropped to zero. I have not had a single complaint since,” Crouch said.

“I hope that when the decision-makers at South African Police Service sit down to make their decision on the new permanent station commander for Hillcrest SAPS, they consider the fact that under the leadership of Colonel Myburgh, it is the first time in two decades that Hillcrest SAPS has been functional.”

Crouch asked the SAPS not to appoint someone who will undo all the good work done in the past few months, but to rather make Myburgh the permanent station commander for Hillcrest SAPS – the community and Hillcrest SAPS deserve nothing less.

Hillcrest CPF public relations officer Steven King also agreed with Crouch: “As a community we would like to appeal to the powers in charge to please let Colonel Myburgh remain at Hillcrest SAP. He has made a huge impact on the station as well as the community from the first day he walked in,

“He is a brilliant community orientated person who understands the need of our diverse community and has brought about a sense of pride to the community.”

King said that in his dealings with Colonel Myburgh no matter is too big or too small or less important than the other.

“He has from what I see the respect of his colleagues and leaving him at Hillcrest will be to the benefit of all our community members. We have seen a definite resurrection in service delivery at the station and with Colonel Myburgh at helm we can only see positive things happening in our precinct.”

A Hillcrest resident, Rosh Peters said she is happy that Colonel Myburgh is at the station and hopes he stays.

“We know our community is in good hands. We have better service delivery and can count on our men in blue whenever we need them.”

“Myburgh needs to stay.”

If you would like to comment on this article or offer positive stories on Colonel Myburgh and his officers at Hillcrest SAPS, email Kalisha.naicker@media24.com.

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