City appoints new auxiliary inspectors

2019-05-21 06:00
Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith (middle) poses with new Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service inspectors.

Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith (middle) poses with new Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service inspectors.

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The City of Cape Town’s safety and security directorate has appointed seven new inspectors for its Law Enforcement Auxiliary Service.

These inspectors are said to strengthen the voluntary crime prevention component of the City’s Law Enforcement department.

This follows the appointment of 10 inspectors in October last year.

Since its inception in 2013, the volunteer unit of nearly 500 members has fulfilled an important role in expanding the capacity of the City’s law enforcement department.

The seven inspectors were appointed after completing an extensive training which included peace officer and traffic warden training, basic firearm training, enforcement of by-law training and supervisory training.

Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith said the newly-appointed inspectors will play an important supervising role within the auxiliary service.

“This will give them the opportunity to learn new skills, to gain experience and to be an important interface between the community and the Law Enforcement Department,” he said.

Some of the responsibilities will include the management of resources, effective deployment as well as training and administrative monitoring.

Appointed inspectors are from Kuils River, Melkbosstrand, Brackenfell, Parow and Wynberg.

Smith said that these inspectors have set a good example and can be looked up to as an inspiration for everyone.

“Our department has developed a proud tradition of working well with the voluntary corps and we will keep on creating opportunities in the safety and security environment for volunteers to be our eyes and ears in crime prevention and information gathering,” he said.

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