Driving socks to feet

2018-07-03 06:01
Police from Grassy Park police station’s women’s network (WNW) and men for change (MFC) visited Zeekoevlei Primary School recently.

Police from Grassy Park police station’s women’s network (WNW) and men for change (MFC) visited Zeekoevlei Primary School recently.

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Police officers from Grassy Park Police Station’s women’s network (WNW) and men for change (MFC) visited Zeekoevlei Primary School to donate socks during a drive, run in recent weeks.

“Gangsterism, drugs and violence are prevalent in our community, and learners on a daily basis are confronted with and have to deal with these issues as well as poverty and unemployment,” says Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith.

She adds the initiative came about after it was indicated that children at specific schools are in need of school socks.

Grassy Park police officers then dug into their pockets and bought the learners school socks.

The socks were handed over to principal of Zeekoevlei Primary School Graham Ritchie to hand out to those 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 station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Christiaan Esau shared his appreciation towards all involved in the drive.

“Police are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime. Building stronger relationships and partnering with the schools in Grassy Park precinct form part of partnership policing,” says Esau.

Esau adds that the police have a reward system where a monetary reward would be given to a resident who provided positive information to the police about crime, that helps the police in the successful arrest and prosecution of criminals.

V Anyone with information on crime in the Grassy Park area is requested to contact 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential. V Sector commanders can be contacted at the following contact numbers: Sector 1 (Parkwood/Fairways) commander: Sergeant Heinrich Gordon 082 522 2661; Sector 2 (Grassy Park/Zeekoevlei) commander: Sergeant Carol Strauss 082 522 0501; Sector 3 (Lotus River, Eagle Park, Phumlani Village, Riemvasmaak, New Horizon, Pelican Park and Peacock Close and part of Zeekoevlei commander: Sergeant Aldridge Isaacs 082 522 2883; Sector 4 (Ottery and Ferness Estate) commander: Constable Eugene Nell 082 522 0499.

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