Campaign to fight abuse

2017-11-14 06:00

Diep River police, with the community policing forum (CPF), have embarked on a 16 Days of Activism campaign.

An imbizo will be held at Westcott Primary School on Saturday 25 November from 09:00 to 14:00.

The purpose of the imbizo is to raise awareness of domestic violence. Various roleplayers working with Diep River police and the CPF will be present at this imbizo.

Building up to this event, Diep River police have outlined the functions of the CPF and its importance.

In a statement, police say CPFs are set up to involve local stakeholders and key organisations in local policing. Members meet regularly with the officers in charge of the local police station and discuss problems and solutions to crime in their area.

For community policing to be successful, it is important for members of the community to realise and accept that they also have a social and moral obligation to assist and support the police in the fight against crime and other forms of social ­disorder.

Community organisations and development workers have to cooperate with CPFs to mobilise community support in the fight against crime.

Community participation and support in the fight against crime can save lives, police say.

V For more information contact Constable Zak Marais on 021 710 7314 or 079 894 0105.

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