Putting the community first

 Photo: supplied SACCW founder Steven King.
Photo: supplied SACCW founder Steven King.

SOUTH African Community Crime Watch (SACCW) was formulated mid-2012 by Steven King.
Services then comprised only of relaying criminal events and warnings to a small member base of 1 600 via BBM.

Relationships were built with SAPS and associated law services and as information relayed to members and public became more pertinent so its growth spurt began, with SAPS, Metro and vehicle tracking companies relying more and more on our members for information.

By end 2013 SACCW alone had put together and assisted in 82 arrests, ranging from suspects wanted for armed robbery, vehicle theft, child kidnapping, tax fraud all the way down to petty theft. Today they are a well respected crime fighting and community support unit and also one of the biggest in the country with a network second to none. Their member base has grown to more than 140 000 and our operational structure has grown with representatives in all nine provinces.

S.A. C.A.R.E.S consist of the following divisions - K9 search and rescue, trauma counselling, missing childred and/or persons retrieval unit, Community Support All Levels, services, cellphone panic button, 24-hour control room and medical call assist. In partnership with ER24 All SACCW personnel (22) are field active responding to members in need 24/7.

“We are passionate about our service and all our volunteers are selected with care,” said King.

For more on the organisation, visit on one of our Facebook Pages – S.A Crime Watch.

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