Auxiliary officers are ready to brush up on community safety

2020-01-30 06:00
Some of the auxiliary law enforcement officers who completed the training recently.

Some of the auxiliary law enforcement officers who completed the training recently.

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Several auxiliary law enforcement officers have been deployed as part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (Murp) that aims to improve safety and quality of life in strategic geographic areas.

The areas identified include Bellville, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Mitchell’s Plain, Ocean View, Philippi, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Atlantis, Athlone, Vygieskraal, Kewtown, Lansdowne and Flamingo Heights areas.

These areas were identified as they are currently experiencing serious degeneration and violations of the City’s policies and by-laws.

“These areas face many challenges related to vagrancy, illegal trading, drug dealing and traffic violations by taxis and motorists,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

“I want to encourage our auxiliary law enforcement officers to remain focused on the job at hand so that they are able to assist in tackling crime in these areas and bringing back law and order.

“Visible policing is a strategy that prevents violations and reduces the fear of crime within our communities.”

The primary role of the officers is to patrol and observe, and report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the City’s metro police department.

Their duties will include accompanying law enforcement officers on patrol to deal with crime.

“The officers will be empowered to enforce all City of Cape Town by-laws such as integrated waste management, streets and public places, traffic, parks, graffiti and informal trading by-laws, including crime prevention duties within each respective area,” says Twigg.

Two officers have been appointed to assist as part of Murp in the Vygieskraal Informal Settlement, Hood Road Informal Settlement, Lower College Road and around the Blomvlei Canal, as well as at the Lansdowne Station Precinct.

In Mitchell’s Plain 26 officers will be deployed, in Ocean View four officers will be deployed and in Philippi eight officers will be deployed.

The City has allocated R10 million towards this project across subcouncils 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 23.

This budget is part of the urban management directorate’s allocations per subcouncil for the 2019/’20 financial year to advance the Murp objectives.

Deployment will take place until June 2022 and is dependent on assessments and budget availability.

“It is hoped that visible policing will contribute towards security and cleanliness in the areas mentioned above and that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the spaces within these communities,” says Twigg.

The Murp has evolved since its inception six years ago and a number of key lessons have emerged which will become a guide for the “new thinking” or methodology that is to be implemented going forward, says Twigg.

“The impact of the deployment is evident as on Monday 23 December last year, auxiliary law enforcement officers deployed in the Bellville area busted a female drug dealer, in broad daylight, at 13:45 at the taxi rank while conducting their patrols.

“The Murp will continue to bring meaning back to the City’s integrated development plan and allow for closer alignment with our communities. I must congratulate the officers for already making a difference and hope to see many more such successes,” says Twigg.

Anyone interested in becoming an Auxiliary officer can apply via an automated SMS system.V Send “AUX” to 33002 and answer the questions that follow. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a matric certificate.

Several auxiliary law enforcement officers have been deployed as part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (Murp) that aims to improve safety and quality of life in strategic geographic areas.

The areas identified include Bellville, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Mitchell’s Plain, Ocean View, Philippi, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Atlantis, Athlone, Vygieskraal, Kewtown, Lansdowne and Flamingo Heights areas.

These areas were identified as they are currently experiencing serious degeneration and violations of the City’s policies and by-laws.

“These areas face many challenges related to vagrancy, illegal trading, drug dealing and traffic violations by taxis and motorists,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

“I want to encourage our auxiliary law enforcement officers to remain focused on the job at hand so that they are able to assist in tackling crime in these areas and bringing back law and order.

“Visible policing is a strategy that prevents violations and reduces the fear of crime within our communities.”

The primary role of the officers is to patrol and observe, and report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the City’s metro police department.

Their duties will include accompanying law enforcement officers on patrol to deal with crime.

“The officers will be empowered to enforce all City of Cape Town by-laws such as integrated waste management, streets and public places, traffic, parks, graffiti and informal trading by-laws, including crime prevention duties within each respective area,” says Twigg.

Two officers have been appointed to assist as part of Murp in the Vygieskraal Informal Settlement, Hood Road Informal Settlement, Lower College Road and around the Blomvlei Canal, as well as at the Lansdowne Station Precinct.

In Mitchell’s Plain 26 officers will be deployed, in Ocean View four officers will be deployed and in Philippi eight officers will be deployed.

The City has allocated R10 million towards this project across subcouncils 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 23.

This budget is part of the urban management directorate’s allocations per subcouncil for the 2019/’20 financial year to advance the Murp objectives.

Deployment will take place until June 2022 and is dependent on assessments and budget availability.

“It is hoped that visible policing will contribute towards security and cleanliness in the areas mentioned above and that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the spaces within these communities,” says Twigg.

The Murp has evolved since its inception six years ago and a number of key lessons have emerged which will become a guide for the “new thinking” or methodology that is to be implemented going forward, says Twigg.

“The impact of the deployment is evident as on Monday 23 December last year, auxiliary law enforcement officers deployed in the Bellville area busted a female drug dealer, in broad daylight, at 13:45 at the taxi rank while conducting their patrols.

“The Murp will continue to bring meaning back to the City’s integrated development plan and allow for closer alignment with our communities. I must congratulate the officers for already making a difference and hope to see many more such successes,” says Twigg.

Anyone interested in becoming an Auxiliary officer can apply via an automated SMS system.V Send “AUX” to 33002 and answer the questions that follow. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a matric certificate.

Several auxiliary law enforcement officers have been deployed as part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (Murp) that aims to improve safety and quality of life in strategic geographic areas.

The areas identified include Bellville, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Mitchell’s Plain, Ocean View, Philippi, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Atlantis, Athlone, Vygieskraal, Kewtown, Lansdowne and Flamingo Heights areas.

These areas were identified as they are currently experiencing serious degeneration and violations of the City’s policies and by-laws.

“These areas face many challenges related to vagrancy, illegal trading, drug dealing and traffic violations by taxis and motorists,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

“I want to encourage our auxiliary law enforcement officers to remain focused on the job at hand so that they are able to assist in tackling crime in these areas and bringing back law and order.

“Visible policing is a strategy that prevents violations and reduces the fear of crime within our communities.”

The primary role of the officers is to patrol and observe, and report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the City’s metro police department.

Their duties will include accompanying law enforcement officers on patrol to deal with crime.

“The officers will be empowered to enforce all City of Cape Town by-laws such as integrated waste management, streets and public places, traffic, parks, graffiti and informal trading by-laws, including crime prevention duties within each respective area,” says Twigg.

Two officers have been appointed to assist as part of Murp in the Vygieskraal Informal Settlement, Hood Road Informal Settlement, Lower College Road and around the Blomvlei Canal, as well as at the Lansdowne Station Precinct.

In Mitchell’s Plain 26 officers will be deployed, in Ocean View four officers will be deployed and in Philippi eight officers will be deployed.

The City has allocated R10 million towards this project. Deployment will take place until June 2022 and is dependent on assessments and budget availability.

“It is hoped that visible policing will contribute towards security and cleanliness in the areas mentioned above and that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the spaces within these communities,” says Twigg. The Murp has evolved since its inception six years ago and a number of key lessons have emerged which will become a guide for the “new thinking” or methodology that is to be implemented going forward, says Twigg.

“The impact of the deployment is evident as on Monday 23 December last year, auxiliary law enforcement officers deployed in the Bellville area busted a female drug dealer, in broad daylight, at 13:45 at the taxi rank while conducting their patrols.

“The Murp will continue to bring meaning back to the City’s integrated development plan and allow for closer alignment with our communities. I must congratulate the officers for already making a difference and hope to see many more such successes,” says Twigg.

V Send “AUX” to 33002 and answer the questions that follow. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a matric certificate.

Several auxiliary law enforcement officers have been deployed as part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (Murp) that aims to improve safety and quality of life in strategic geographic areas.

The areas identified include Bellville, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Mitchell’s Plain, Ocean View, Philippi, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Atlantis, Athlone, Vygieskraal, Kewtown, Lansdowne and Flamingo Heights areas.

These areas were identified as they are currently experiencing serious degeneration and violations of the City’s policies and by-laws.

“These areas face many challenges related to vagrancy, illegal trading, drug dealing and traffic violations by taxis and motorists,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

“I want to encourage our auxiliary law enforcement officers to remain focused on the job at hand so that they are able to assist in tackling crime in these areas and bringing back law and order.

“Visible policing is a strategy that prevents violations and reduces the fear of crime within our communities.”

The primary role of the officers is to patrol and observe, and report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the City’s metro police department.

Their duties will include accompanying law enforcement officers on patrol to deal with crime.

“The officers will be empowered to enforce all City of Cape Town by-laws such as integrated waste management, streets and public places, traffic, parks, graffiti and informal trading by-laws, including crime prevention duties within each respective area,” says Twigg.

Two officers have been appointed to assist as part of Murp in the Vygieskraal Informal Settlement, Hood Road Informal Settlement, Lower College Road and around the Blomvlei Canal, as well as at the Lansdowne Station Precinct.

In Mitchell’s Plain 26 officers will be deployed, in Ocean View four officers will be deployed and in Philippi eight officers will be deployed.

The City has allocated R10 million towards this project across subcouncils 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 23.

This budget is part of the urban management directorate’s allocations per subcouncil for the 2019/’20 financial year to advance the Murp objectives.

Deployment will take place until June 2022 and is dependent on assessments and budget availability.

“It is hoped that visible policing will contribute towards security and cleanliness in the areas mentioned above and that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the spaces within these communities,” says Twigg.

The Murp has evolved since its inception six years ago and a number of key lessons have emerged which will become a guide for the “new thinking” or methodology that is to be implemented going forward, says Twigg.

“The impact of the deployment is evident as on Monday 23 December last year, auxiliary law enforcement officers deployed in the Bellville area busted a female drug dealer, in broad daylight, at 13:45 at the taxi rank while conducting their patrols.

“The Murp will continue to bring meaning back to the City’s integrated development plan and allow for closer alignment with our communities. I must congratulate the officers for already making a difference and hope to see many more such successes,” says Twigg.

Anyone interested in becoming an Auxiliary officer can apply via an automated SMS system.V Send “AUX” to 33002 and answer the questions that follow. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a matric certificate.

Several auxiliary law enforcement officers have been deployed as part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (Murp) that aims to improve safety and quality of life in strategic geographic areas.

The areas identified include Bellville, Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Mitchell’s Plain, Ocean View, Philippi, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Atlantis, Athlone, Vygieskraal, Kewtown, Lansdowne and Flamingo Heights areas.

These areas were identified as they are currently experiencing serious degeneration and violations of the City’s policies and by-laws.

“These areas face many challenges related to vagrancy, illegal trading, drug dealing and traffic violations by taxis and motorists,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

“I want to encourage our auxiliary law enforcement officers to remain focused on the job at hand so that they are able to assist in tackling crime in these areas and bringing back law and order.

“Visible policing is a strategy that prevents violations and reduces the fear of crime within our communities.”

The primary role of the officers is to patrol and observe, and report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the City’s metro police department.

Their duties will include accompanying law enforcement officers on patrol to deal with crime.

“The officers will be empowered to enforce all City of Cape Town by-laws such as integrated waste management, streets and public places, traffic, parks, graffiti and informal trading by-laws, including crime prevention duties within each respective area,” says Twigg.

Two officers have been appointed to assist as part of Murp in the Vygieskraal Informal Settlement, Hood Road Informal Settlement, Lower College Road and around the Blomvlei Canal, as well as at the Lansdowne Station Precinct.

In Mitchell’s Plain 26 officers will be deployed, in Ocean View four officers will be deployed and in Philippi eight officers will be deployed.

The City has allocated R10 million towards this project across subcouncils 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 23.

This budget is part of the urban management directorate’s allocations per subcouncil for the 2019/’20 financial year to advance the Murp objectives.

Deployment will take place until June 2022 and is dependent on assessments and budget availability.

“It is hoped that visible policing will contribute towards security and cleanliness in the areas mentioned above and that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the spaces within these communities,” says Twigg.

The Murp has evolved since its inception six years ago and a number of key lessons have emerged which will become a guide for the “new thinking” or methodology that is to be implemented going forward, says Twigg.

“The impact of the deployment is evident as on Monday 23 December last year, auxiliary law enforcement officers deployed in the Bellville area busted a female drug dealer, in broad daylight, at 13:45 at the taxi rank while conducting their patrols.

“The Murp will continue to bring meaning back to the City’s integrated development plan and allow for closer alignment with our communities. I must congratulate the officers for already making a difference and hope to see many more such successes,” says Twigg.

Anyone interested in becoming an Auxiliary officer can apply via an automated SMS system.V Send “AUX” to 33002 and answer the questions that follow. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a matric certificate.

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