Fighting crime on horseback

2017-01-12 06:02
On patrol over the festive period (from left) Captain Jeff Anderson, Captain Shaun Chetty, Sergeant Sbu Dladla, Sergeant Madelein Shillingford and Warrant Officer Shane Howard of the Pietermaritzburg SAPS Mounted Unit. Photo: supplied

On patrol over the festive period (from left) Captain Jeff Anderson, Captain Shaun Chetty, Sergeant Sbu Dladla, Sergeant Madelein Shillingford and Warrant Officer Shane Howard of the Pietermaritzburg SAPS Mounted Unit. Photo: supplied

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THE Pietermaritzburg SAPS Mounted Unit were brought to the South Coast over the festive season to help maintain order and stirred up a lot of interest as they did their patrols on horseback.

Starting in Scottburgh on 23 December, 2016 they moved on to Hibberdene, Port Edward, Margate and Port Shepstone, spending a day in each town.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the mounted unit was used as a force multiplier in various areas over the festive period because its members have certain advantages over the standard patrol vehicles used in policing.

“The horses move swiftly yet silently, and easily make their way through crowds, over undulating terrain, through pathways and on the beaches without any need to engage four-wheel traction. Even a fleet-footed suspect would think twice before deciding to flee from police,” said Mbhele.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commander, Major General Bheki Langa expressed his thanks and appreciation to the members of the Mounted Unit for the duties they performed in the province.

“Their presence has impacted positively in our fight against crime in the province,” said Langa. - Supplied.

THE Pietermaritzburg SAPS Mounted Unit were brought to the South Coast over the festive season to help maintain order and stirred up a lot of interest as they did their patrols on horseback.

Starting in Scottburgh on 23 December, 2016 they moved on to Hibberdene, Port Edward, Margate and Port Shepstone, spending a day in each town.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the mounted unit was used as a force multiplier in various areas over the festive period because its members have certain advantages over the standard patrol vehicles used in policing.

“The horses move swiftly yet silently, and easily make their way through crowds, over undulating terrain, through pathways and on the beaches without any need to engage four-wheel traction. Even a fleet-footed suspect would think twice before deciding to flee from police,” said Mbhele.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commander, Major General Bheki Langa expressed his thanks and appreciation to the members of the Mounted Unit for the duties they performed in the province.
“Their presence has impacted positively in our fight against crime in the province,” said Langa. - Supplied.

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