Plato pledge more police cash boost

2019-02-21 06:00

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, Plato told residents that public safety is a top priority for the City.

He added that a boost of R165 million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, hopes to see at least another R100m allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” he said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety. Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plain, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.

He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.

“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato. “We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, hopes to see at least another R100m allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” he said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plane, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, see that at least another R100m is allocated.“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plane, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.

He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, see that at least another R100m is allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plane, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.

He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.

“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, see that at least another R100m is allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plane, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.

He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, see that at least another R100m is allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety.

Addressing a public meeting recently, in Mitchell’s Plane, Plato told residents that addressing safety concerns is a top priority for the City of Cape Town.

He added that a boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate.“At the moment we have around 500 operational Metro Police officers. This is not enough to look after 4.5 million people in the metropole. The R165m will be an all-inclusive package. It will be vehicles, training and appointing of more officers,” said Plato.

“We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, see that at least another R100m is allocated.

“The research showed that 85% of police stations are under-resourced, especially in the metropole. We are talking about around 4500 officers shortage, so we are trying to fill the gap,” said. “We want to see a vehicle with three or four [officers] in it, in a ward or in an area, complementing what the police are already doing. This process and the appointment of these people are ongoing and underway.”

Research conducted by the Western Cape Government has revealed that around 85% of the police stations in the province are under-resourced.

The research was conducted during mayor Dan Plato’s tenure as MEC for community safety. A boost of R165million as part of the recent budget adjustment was to aid in procurement of more trained Metro and Law Enforcement officers to assist the South African Police Service in fulfilling its mandate. “We must strengthen the hand of police. Our men and women in blue are trying their level best, but as I say all the time, we do not have enough police officers at the police stations. Our police stations are under-resourced. This is the message I also brought across when I was the MEC for community safety,” he says.

Plato further said they will dedicate more money during the March/April budget and, with the assistance of council, hopes to see at least another R100m allocated.

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