Teamwork keeps us safe

2019-03-06 06:00

COMMUNITIES across South Africa have seen the real difference it makes when people work together to keep their suburbs safe.

National marketing and communications manager at Fidelity ADT Charnel Hattingh said: “We work with neighbourhood watches and other community organisations across the country and have seen first-hand how these communities have generally become safer.”

There are two basic types of community safety efforts, she explains, with varying levels of formality and organisational elements. They have one thing in common; they depend on our support and active participation.

“If you don’t have a community or neighbourhood watch, we suggest setting up regular meetings with the local SAPS to workshop ideas on how you could assist them in keeping the area safe.

“The men and women of the SAPS simply cannot be everywhere all the time.

“Neighbours that care about each other and become active participants in the safety of their suburb can make a massive difference,” said Hattingh. – Supplied.

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