Estate Security Policing Forum yields positive results

2017-09-26 06:01
Photo: SuppliedGeneral Johan Booysen addressed all the Estate Security Policing Forum Members at the Fidelity offices last week.

Photo: SuppliedGeneral Johan Booysen addressed all the Estate Security Policing Forum Members at the Fidelity offices last week.

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FIDELITY ADT hosted a meeting with stakeholder members of the Estate Security Policing Forum (ESPF) from surrounding Hillcrest Estates including Le Domaine, Hillcrest Country Retirement, Kirtlington Park, Camelot Estate, Greenvale Village, Plantations, Chaceley, Langford and Silver Oaks last week. Richard Jonker, Cotswold Downs Security Manager and ESPF chairperson explained that the forum has already shown positive results over the past few months and that the benefits of sharing best practices and key information has contributed to the safety of the Hillcrest community.
“We are delighted with the progress and would like to thank all role players involved in making the forum such a success. We are particularly grateful to the Fidelity Group for all their assistance and guidance. It is incredibly helpful to have these informational sessions with relevant guest speaker experts.
This information and knowledge has been well received by our residents and committee members.”

The guest speaker for the meeting was General Johan Booysen, a former Hawks boss and SAPS veteran, who shared valuable crime related tips and discussed the importance of remaining vigilant and proactive when it comes to estate security.
Other aspects discussed at the meeting included how to handle crime scenes, having the necessary contingency plans in place when it comes to incident management and the importance of conducting regular security exercises to ensure security personnel are aware of the necessary processes and procedures put in place by management.   

“The synergy between the various stakeholders within the ESPF is fantastic. We appreciate the support from the Fidelity ADT team and their efforts in making the forum a success. Maintaining momentum after the initial forming of the committee has been imperative and we believe that meetings like today will help us to collectively make a difference in the fight against crime,” says Juno Fourie, KZN regional manager for Fidelity Security.

Ivan Govender, KZN district manager for Fidelity ADT also attended the meeting and had the following to add: “These kind of meetings are vital as they assist estate security managers to remain one step ahead of the criminal element. Crime is everywhere and can’t be avoided.
It is therefore, critical to remain proactive and share best practices at events like these.
We will continue to provide the estates with monthly safety tips which are shared with their residents, creating the necessary awareness and avoiding complacency within these estates.
We are proud to be a part of the difference the ESPF is making in the Hillcrest community.”

- Supplied

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