New officers in the CBD

2019-04-23 06:00
Mayor Dan Plato addressing the new officers.

Mayor Dan Plato addressing the new officers.

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Cape Town mayor Dan Plato welcomed the 18 new law enforcement officers in the Central Business District (CBD). They had recently been deployed across the Cape Town CBD as part of the Safety and Security Directorate’s focus on filling vacancies.

According to a statement, the City is fulfilling a promise to prioritise safety, which was made by Plato during his inauguration in November last year.

The statement read that the deployment is in addition to the R165million that was made available through the January Adjustments Budget to increase law enforcement efforts, with an additional 100 law enforcement officers being recruited, along with new CCTV cameras and patrol vehicles being deployed across the metropole.

Most of the new recruits will be deployed in Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis as well as Valhalla Park.

The new officers have recently completed their peace officer and traffic warden training and will be ready for deployment within the next few weeks.

“We believe the extra officers will help bolster efforts to address crime in the CBD. Police remain the primary law enforcement agency responsible for safety but has been under-resourced for a number of years. We are taking proactive steps to address crime in the CBD, and work with the police and all safety partners to address safety concerns,” said Plato.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato welcomed the 18 new law enforcement officers in the Central Business District (CBD). They had recently been deployed across the Cape Town CBD as part of the Safety and Security Directorate’s focus on filling vacancies.

According to a statement, the City is fulfilling a promise to prioritise safety, which was made by Plato during his inauguration in November last year.

The statement read that the deployment is in addition to the R165m that was made available through the January Adjustments Budget to increase law enforcement efforts, with an additional 100 law enforcement officers being recruited, along with new CCTV cameras and patrol vehicles being deployed across the metropole.

The new officers have recently completed their peace officer and traffic warden training and will be ready for deployment within the next few weeks. “We believe the extra officers will help bolster efforts to address crime in the CBD. Police remain the primary law enforcement agency responsible for safety but has been under-resourced for a number of years. We are taking proactive steps to address crime in the CBD, and work with the police and all safety partners to address safety concerns,” said Plato.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato welcomed the 18 new law enforcement officers in the Central Business District (CBD). They had recently been deployed across the Cape Town CBD as part of the Safety and Security Directorate’s focus on filling vacancies.

According to a statement, the City is fulfilling a promise to prioritise safety, which was made by Plato during his inauguration in November last year.

The statement read that the deployment is in addition to the R165million that was made available through the January Adjustments Budget to increase law enforcement efforts, with an additional 100 law enforcement officers being recruited, along with new CCTV cameras and patrol vehicles being deployed across the metropole.

Most of the new recruits will be deployed in Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis as well as Valhalla Park.

The new officers have recently completed their peace officer and traffic warden training and will be ready for deployment within the next few weeks.

“We believe the extra officers will help bolster efforts to address crime in the CBD. Police remain the primary law enforcement agency responsible for safety but has been under-resourced for a number of years. We are taking proactive steps to address crime in the CBD, and work with the police and all safety partners to address safety concerns,” said Plato.

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