CPF elections soon

2018-03-20 06:01
Lentegeur Police Station commander Colonel Herman Seals. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Lentegeur Police Station commander Colonel Herman Seals. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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In a bid to address the community and establish a steering committee to help get the Lentegeur Community Police Forum (CPF) off the ground, Lentegeur Police Station management held an imbizo last Tuesday.

With the subforums elected during the course of last week, Lentegeur Police Station commander Colonel Herman Seals says it is his hope to have had community volunteers to assist in finding the right people to serve on the CPF board after the board was dissolved last year.

“Last year, we tried to revive the CPF after resignations. The elections were called and the community were not happy with it. I then wrote to the provincial board. In that time [then chairperson] Mark Brookes resigned and the forum was dissolved,” he says.

Seals’ initial plan was to request community leaders’ assistance in identifying candidates that would suit the positions, ensuring a stable forum.

Seals added that it was not necessary but wanted community involvement.

A motion was then put forward that the steering committee be formed by the members of the newly elected subforums along with a representative from the cluster board.

The was motion accepted.

Seals then set the date for 21 days from the meeting date in accordance with legislation­.

This brings the date to April.

He then urged organisations to apply with the station if they wished to vote or run for the executive elections.

Application forms can be obtained from the station communication officer, Constable Shaun Abrahams.

Those wishing to be part of the executive will need a proxy letter from their organisation.

Potential candidates will then be screened and need to receive police clearance in order to be eligible.

Further meeting details will be communicated in due course.

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