Patrollers needed for BKM Watch

2019-02-05 06:20

Be part of this term’s BKM patroller intake and receive training on Tuesday 19 February.

It will take two hours to complete and participants are advised to be ready to be fingerprinted and must have a clear criminal record and be in possession of a valid ID or passport. Trained patrollers will serve the Kirstenhof police precinct.

Beverley Hibbert, BKM’s office coordinator, says they have vacancies for eight new patrollers and community members are encouraged to join and be the eyes and ears of the community, working closely with the police and Law Enforcement.

Among their duties, Hibbert says they should be ready to help and be involved in making arrests and searches.

“Sadly only about one third of our registered patrollers are actively patrolling, which is unfortunate. Members need to be able to commit to a minimum of two hours per month to patrol. The only community safety [workers] in our area are the Community Medics, of which we do have a couple who reside within the BKM area.”

Hibbert says the more committed and active the patrollers are, the easier it will be to attract more people to get involved. V For more information, visit www.bkmwatch.org.za.

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