Johannesburg beefs up law enforcement

2012-07-24 21:49
The City of Johannesburg will deploy 1 300 law enforcers in all wards as part of a new approach of visible, ward-based law enforcement, Mayor Parks Tau says. (File, City Press)

The City of Johannesburg will deploy 1 300 law enforcers in all wards as part of a new approach of visible, ward-based law enforcement, Mayor Parks Tau says. (File, City Press)

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Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg will deploy 1 300 law enforcers in all wards as part of a new approach of visible, ward-based law enforcement, mayor Parks Tau said on Tuesday.

The law enforcers would include metro police, community policing representatives, traffic policemen, and by-law officials.

"The officers will include representatives from various stakeholders who will also be tasked with improving the quality of life," he said.

Tau was speaking at the launch of a programme to improve law enforcement and the quality of services across the city.

The programme has an underlying theme of Joburg 2040 - the city's Growth and Development Strategy - which was adopted in 2011.

Tau said the objective was to reduce crime and improve by-law enforcement and traffic management.

"It will at the same time engage in proactive policing through improving community relations," he said.

"This will be done through [a] focused, information-driven and partnership-based approach."

Tau said the city was committed to rooting out corruption.

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