Jordaan to revamp Metro policing

2015-09-16 06:00

THE municipality’s safety and security department must join forces with the SA Police’s 10111 centre to fight crime in Nelson Mandela Bay.

This according to Mayor Danny Jordaan, who said last week, as part of the metro’s Take Back Our City campaign, that he has already instructed the director of the Safety and Security department, Shane Brown, to look at this as a matter of urgency.

Jordaan paid a visit to the SA Police’s 10111 centre in Gelvandale last week. He said it did not make sense to have the 10111 call centre and the safety and security departments CCTV operations centre in two different areas.

“10111 must be a one-stop shop for information, for analysis and then action. Currently we have people who are viewing the cameras of the city at the (South End) fire station and the people who instruct the police to move to a crime scene sitting at the 10111 call centre.

“It is clear and logical that the people who view what is happening must be in the same place as the people who are instructing the police to move. We must cut their distance and put them together. Brown and the police must treat this matter with extreme urgency,” said Jordaan.

Jordaan said they had made provision in the municipal budget to appoint metro police to strengthen and assist the police.

The mayor added that traffic officers on motorcycles needed to be better equipped to fight crime and needed to be connected to the 10111 centre at all times.

He said the traffic officers on motorcycles are key to giving information because they can reach a crime scene first, as well as give chase to suspects.

He said they would also look into the issues of a metro police force. “The metro police is something that we have to clearly discuss and we have to make provision in our budget for them. Then we should appoint metro police to strengthen and assist the police force,” said Jordaan

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