Plan to address crime announced

2015-09-30 06:00

AN action plan to address crime in the community was announced on Monday by the new Umgungundlovu North Cluster acting cluster commander Brigadier Francis Bantham, who now has 13 police precincts under her command.

The management team of this cluster stated in a press release that they have analysed the crime that needs to be addressed urgently and has come up with a strategy to address contact crimes, trio crimes and property crimes that the community is being plagued with.

Bantham has remained firm in her stance that the community is vital to addressing crime in their areas and has reiterated this at various media interviews and briefings.

She said that she wants to hear the voices of her people and determine what their needs and wants are in order to render an effective and professional service to the community.

To this end, Bantham is planning to meet with role players in the community including leaders of the farming community, non-governmental organisations, business sectors, faith based organisations, the community police forums, women’s network, Men for Change, traditional leaders, security companies, Nkosis and indunas, in order to join hands and form a partnership in the united fight against crime.

She further appealed to the community in this cluster to join forces and strengthen the partnership with the police in their fight against crime.

Bantham emphasised that the police cannot win the fight against crime on their own, this can only be done with the support of the community.

The cluster has its own dynamics and has to incorporate all the challenging areas.

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