Safe city: sms system in schools next year

2008-12-18 00:00

IN order to boost the fight against crime in Pietermaritzburg, the Safe City project, which monitors local crime, is planning to implement an SMS reporting system in schools next year.

Safe City general manager Lucas Holtzhausen said the SMS Safe project has worked well in the city and many incidents have been reported. But for it to be even more effective, pupils and teachers should also report crime in their schools.

“We would like to thank those who send information, but want to urge the public to become more involved in the fight against crime,” he said.

He said his organisation needs more public participation as police and CCTV cameras cannot always be where crime takes place.

Members of the community can report crime by SMSing any incidents to 083 767 7233. Their identity will remain confidential. — WR.

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