How the CPF functions

2017-11-08 06:00

THE Mountain (Mt) Rise Community Policing Forum (CPF) has deemed it necessary to sensitise the community about the workings of the Mountain Rise Community Policing Forum.

The Department of Community Safety and Liaison has published a Community Police Forum pocket guide that sets out the ambits within which the CPFs must operate and function.

This is an excerpt from such a pocket guide:

“The vision of the Mountain Rise Community Policing Forum is community mobilisation towards a safe and peaceful Mt Rise station area. The aims and objectives of the Community Police Forum are, among other things, to establish and maintain a partnership between the community and the police service.

“It is to promote joint problem identification and problem-solving by the police service and the community.

“The Community Police Forum has all the powers and may perform all functions necessary to pursue its aims and objectives, including the power to establish community sub-forums in respect of any part of a station area, for the youth in the station area and to deal with policing matters mainly affecting the members of any other significant section of the community within the station area.”

The Mt Rise Community Policing Forum welcomes all input and ideas on how to tackle the common scourge of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The CPF meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the Mt Rise boardroom where you can participate in discussions involving crime.

Submissions can also be made to the station, in writing or via e-mail.

The executive committee approves any communication from the Community Police Forum to the public.

This is necessary to guide and set the tone of communications with the public.

Let us agree to differ with dignity so that we do not lose sight of the common enemy, crime.

ALPHONSO E. O. JASSON

Chairperson: Mountain Rise Community Policing Forum

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