Camera fund needs extra push

2019-09-03 06:00

The appeal of the Diep River community policing forum (CPF) for support in raising R10 000 to install cameras at the Diep River police station was answered.

About a month ago, the CPF announced its plans to install cameras to watch over three buildings in the station and to monitor the area around the station.

“We received a handsome donation from the Wynberg Mess and members of the public were very generous, especially Robin Crawfordwho is he or is he just a resident? . We also managed to save a bit of money when the local company which we bought the cameras from agreed to install them at no extra cost,” says Fiona Schwimmbacher, CPFs secretary and communications coordinator.

However, Schwimmbacher says the costs to complete the project has escalated since the original estimation. “The R10 000 raised was used to get the system up and running, but we still need to purchase and install about four cameras. More funding is still needed.” Once completed, the cameras will help jack up security around the station. “The cameras will help to keep the police officers as well as the community safe when they come to the station. It will also serve to provide evidence should something happen,” she says.

A raffle draw, which brought in R2 000, started the ball rolling, but Schwimmbacher says funds were mostly raised through social media and WhatsApp groups.

“We will continue to do the same to raise the rest of the money needed,” she says.

CPF is calling on companies or individuals that are willing to help further. Any small donation is appreciated.

“On behalf of the Diep River police and CPF, I would like to thank all those who donated. They helped us help the community. It allows for better service delivery as well as greater all-round safety,” Schwimmbacher says.

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