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2019-03-05 06:01
Lieutenant-Colonel Jairaj RameshPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Lieutenant-Colonel Jairaj RameshPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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New Mowbray Station commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Jairaj Ramesh says he aims to work closely with the local law enforcements in the precinct of Mowbray- Rosebank.

He was addressing the community during his official welcome on Wednesday 20 February at the Mowbray Town Hall.

Since his arrival in Cape Town from Durban nine years ago, he served in many different ranks and was an acting station commander at Claremont Police Station before the appointment of Colonel Maree Louw. So he is no stranger to the precinct as Claremont and Mowbray stations both fall under one cluster.

He is familiar with the challenges faced by the community. And his 29 years experience counts as a huge advantage.

Ramesh said he is ready for the journey. He thanked his colleagues as well as new officers who joined the station for their commitment and loyalty from the start. He also introduced a newly appointed Vispol commander, Captain John Tayler. Tayler will focus on improving the morale of officers and the police image in communities.

Ramesh said police cannot win the fight against crime on their own and encouraged effective partnerships.

Ramesh said he would like to grow the number of neighbourhood watches in the precinct and see more residents becoming actively involved.

He also said the plan would not just include additional law enforcements, but get other community stakeholders on board. He hopes to work directly with residents and said he is open to suggestions when it comes to fighting crime. “If you have a problem you can phone me, I will assist where I can. We will have meetings from time to time to discuss important issues,” he added.V Ramesh’s contact number is available at the station.

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