SAPS to establish Beachfront SAPS sector

2018-05-02 06:00

THE South African Police Service (SAPS) has committed to establish a beachfront SAPS sector in the Humewood policing area of Port Elizabeth.

According to the DA’s Eastern Cape shadow MEC for Safety and Security, Bobby Stevenson, this emerged in an answer to a written question to the Eastern Cape MEC for Safety and Liaison, Weziwe Tikana.

“A dedicated beachfront sector in the Humewood policing area will go a long way to improve the safety and security on the Port Elizabeth beachfront,” Stevenson said.

He said this was of particular importance for tourism and job creation. “The Ward 2 Councillor, Dean Biddulph, will pursue this matter at station level to ensure its implementation. It was at his request that I took this matter up.

“We will also continue to push for improved resources for the Humewood Police Station. It currently has a shortage of 23 members as well as a shortage of 16 detectives,” Stevenson added. He said the beachfront area was of strategic importance for tourism and job creation as it hosted numerous events.

“We call on the SAPS to ensure that the Humewood station is fully resourced.

“We also welcome the continued good working relationship between the Metro Police and the SAPS,” Stevenson said.

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