SAPS talk to pupils about crime

2016-08-25 06:00
     PHOTO:    supplied Sergant Stanley Holloway (back, left) Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid (back, right) and pupils with samples of drugs at Port Shepstone Senior Primary.

PHOTO: supplied Sergant Stanley Holloway (back, left) Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid (back, right) and pupils with samples of drugs at Port Shepstone Senior Primary.

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SOME schools around Port Shepstone were visited by the SAPS, the aim of which was to educate pupils on issues that could impact on their lives, and their future.

Members told Grade R pupils at Suid-Natal Primary on Thursday about the dangers of talking and leaving with strangers, accepting gifts from strangers and the danger of firearm and other weapons.

“They were also informed about the dangers of drowning and that they must also be accompanied by an adult when going to the beach, a swimming pool or a dam,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid. Warrant Officer Marc Wiid and Sergeant­ Ronald Cwele from the Port Shepstone K9 unit went to Pikkie Pre-School and spoke to the young ones about the same things. On Friday morning Lieutenant-Colonel Wiid and Sergeant Stanley Holloway visited to Port Shepstone Senior Primary to discuss the dangers of drugs. Holloway gave a brief overview of the various types of drugs and the devastating, often fatal, effects they have on people’s lives.

He warned pupils about the consequences when arrested for drugs and the criminal record that goes with such an arrest. Once a person has a criminal record for possession of drugs, it has serious implications for that person regarding job opportunities or other matters such as obtaining a passport or even a visa.

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