More metro police

2018-09-19 06:01

ADDITIONAL newly appointed metro police officers have been deployed to patrol and protect certain crime hotspots in the city, which have previously been monitored by private security guards.

This move came after the Mandela Bay Development Agency’s (MBDA) three-year contract with a private security firm ended.

The security firm provided this service to form part of the MBDA’s inner city security and safety programme, which was launched in 2015. “We had 22 security guards per shift over a three-year period in Central, which started in 2015 when we launched the crime prevention initiative. At the time, the Metro Police was not active yet,” said Luvuyo Bangazi, manager of marketing and communications of the MBDA.

The MBDA is working closely with the Metro Police to initiate collaborative plans to ensure safety in the city.

“We still have the crime prevention initiative currently in Richmond Hill and we will continue to make sure that the city is safe,” Bangazi said.

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