Policing keeps beaches safe

2018-12-20 06:00

PATROLS by foot, horses, quad bike and camera monitoring are among the ways law enforcement keep the beaches safe this year.

The influx of holiday-makers, agreeable weather, golden sand and blue seas make Jeffreys and Aston Bay a paradise, but the crime snake is bound to lurk somewhere.

The Kouga Municipality and community groups, like the Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch Law Enforcement, are adamant to protect locals and visitors from this scourge.

The safety of residents and holiday-makers are of great importance to the Kouga Municipality, says mayor Horatio Hendricks when commenting on security cameras that were installed on the Blue Flag Dolphin Beach recently.

Security staff monitor the cameras 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are in radio contact with officers on the beach who can take action if needed.

Add to that a patrol quad bike and temporary additional law and security officers for the beachfront and the CBD,

Colin Brooks posts daily on social media about the activities of the Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch - Law Enforcement Beach Patrols on the beaches.

Members patrol on foot, admonish, report and make the public aware of possible dangers. They also clean up a vast array of litter.

They are concerned about the people who ignore the visible signs warning them not to hike beyond certain points - but they do so at their own risk.

They come across a variety of people, from bush wanderers, one sleeping and another ‘cutting firewood’ on a dune with a panga. They even encountered a “few painted faces undergoing initiation in the dunes”.

The group is serious about community safety and a pristine environment.

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