Lwandle police are gearing up for a bumper Easter weekend this year. The men and women in blue will deploy officials to maintain visibility and conduct various crime prevention operations around the area of Lwandle over the long weekend. The aim of such operations is to reduce crime related incidents recorded by Lwandle police over the Easter Weekend last year.Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, spokesperson of Lwandle police, says police officers will patrol widely around the area of Lwandle to maintain safety, perform stop-and-search operations to confiscate dangerous weapons, search for drugs and arrest individuals selling liquor without a licence. “Police will also monitor compliance of all the licenced tavern owners to ensure that they abide by or comply with their liquor licence conditions by opening and closing at the required time and not to sell the liquor to underage people,” he said.“We appeal to parents to look after children as they usually go missing due to negligence on the side of their parents. “We would like to warn parents that they will be charged cases should they be found negligent in looking after their children.” He said police also appeal to community members and shop owners to be more vigilant as there have been a number of residential and business robbery incident cases reported with the police recently. “Those who will be travelling must ask neighbours to look after their homes and shop owners are requested to beef up their security measures,” Gama said. “Police appeal to the community to look after the school premises in Lwandle during the school holidays as it is also the responsibility of the community to take ownership of schools.” Gama said police would like to wish all Lwandle community members a happy, safe Easter weekend and those who will be travelling to various destinations to abide by the rules of the road, drive safely and come back in one piece.Community members are requested to carry emergency numbers with them at all times in case they need assistance over the weekend, he said.