Cops help to create some Xmas cheer

2018-12-11 06:00
The Grassy Park police’s Women’s Network (WNW) and Men for Change (MFC) went out to Zeekoevlei Primary School recently to hand out socks and sanitary pads.

The Grassy Park police’s Women’s Network (WNW) and Men for Change (MFC) went out to Zeekoevlei Primary School recently to hand out socks and sanitary pads.

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The Grassy Park police’s Women’s Network (WNW) and Men for Change (MFC) went out to Zeekoevlei Primary School, which is situated in the Grassy Park Police Station precinct, to spread the spirit of giving this festive season.

The school’s learners mainly come from Lotus River and as far as Schaapkraal­.

“Gangsterism, drugs and violence are prevalent in our community, and learners are confronted with it daily and must deal with these issues as well as poverty and unemployment. This initiative came about after the need was identified that kids at the specific school need school socks.

“Grassy Park police officers then dug into their pockets and bought girls’ and boys’ school socks,” says Grassy Park police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith.

The socks, along with sanitary pads for the girls, were handed over to the principal of Zeekoevlei Primary, Graham Ritchie, who will in turn hand out the items to those most in need.

“At Grassy Park Police Station we believe in building strong partnerships with learners and educators, thus contributing to the fight against crime,” adds Kleinsmith.

Acting Grassy Park Police Station commander, Christiaan Esau, shared his appreciation towards all involved in the drive.

“The police are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime. Building stronger relationships and partnering with the schools in the Grassy Park precinct form part of the police’s plan of partnership policing.

Police have a reward system whereby good money is being rewarded for positive information supplied to police about crime which results in the successful arrest and prosecution of criminals,” he says.

Residents are reminded to contact the station or their sector commanders for a quicker response to their area specifically­.

The four sector commanders can be contacted at the following numbers:

Sector 1 (Parkwood/Fairways):

Commander: Sergeant Heinrich Gordon - 082 522 2661

Sector 2 (Grassy Park/Zeekoevlei): Sergeant Carol Strauss - 082 522 0501

Sector 3 (Lotus River, Eagle Park, Phumlani Village, Riemvasmaak, New Horizon, Pelican Park, Peacock Close, part of Zeekoevlei and everything between Lake and Strandfontein roads): Sergeant Aldridge Isaacs - 082 522 2883

Sector 4 (Ottery and Ferness Estate): Contable Eugene Nell - 082 522 0499 V Anyone with information on crime in the Grassy Park area is kindly requested to contact 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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