Farmers unions participate in ‘Rural Safety Strategy’ programs

Farmers unions participate in ‘Rural Safety Strategy’ programs
Farmers unions participate in 'Rural Safety Strategy' programs. Photo: SAPS

The Rural Safety Strategy outreach programs are still unfolding in all the Clusters throughout the Province led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner Policing Major General Jan Scheepers accompanied by the Cluster Commanders with the sole aim of reinventing the wheel to deal with crimes affecting the Farming and Rural communities head on through a strong and effective partnership.

This week, the outreach was taken to Makhado Cluster which was held at the Luistrichad NG Kerk last night on the 30 November 2017 from 18:00.

It was attended by the Saps Commanders and members from the Provincial VISPOL and Corporate Communication, the Farmers Unions, other community based structures and the Farming and Rural communities.

The day started with a high density operation dubbed “UYA PAMWE” which was conducted through road blocks, stop and searches, tracing of wanted suspects, foot, motorbike and motor vehicle patrols which have increased police visibility in and around the CBD, shopping malls, farms and villages in the Cluster throughout the day.

The Cluster Commander Brigadier Eddie Van Der Walt has acknowledged and thanked all the role players who are actively participating in the fight against crime including the farmers unions which are on a continuous basis to engage the Saps improving and promoting the good working relationship in the fight against any form of criminality.

The Cluster Commander has also encouraged everyone to join the Community based structures like the Community Police Forum, the CSF, etc. as a way of fostering partnership Policing.

During his keynote address, Major General Scheepers has outlined all the safety tips relevant to the Farming and Rural Communities.

He further emphasized the importance of the unconditional and effective close working relationship between the Saps and the role players like the Farmers Unions, Farm Watch, CPF, CSF ,Street Committees, the Neighborhood watch and the Sector Forums, so that we can be able to bring the levels of crime down.

The audience were given an opportunity to give inputs and to ask questions which were all answered and clarified.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service