The Western Cape Government will deploy an additional 191 Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers to help police combat crime in areas like Kraaifontein, Mfuleni, and Harare.
This latest deployment of LEAP officers forms part of the provinces safety plan to promote safety and halve the murder rate over the next 10 years through a combination of violence prevention programmes and the deployment of additional officers.
According to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, an additional 106 LEAP officers will be activated once they complete their firearm competency training by the end of September.
” We have a long way to go, but by working together in this way I know that we can achieve our objective of delivering a safer, more prosperous Western Cape, for all,” Winde said.
Winde also acknowledging the role women are playing in making the most vulnerable communities safer, after participating in a women-led walkabout with members of SAPS, the local neighbourhood watches and LEAP officers along Delft Main Road in Cape Town on Monday, August 9.
” I had the opportunity to thank and recognise the many women playing their part in making our most vulnerable communities safer and I also had the opportunity to engage with members of the Delft community on the ground. From our neighbourhood watch patrols to women in uniform, these remarkable women are leading from the front in building a safer South Africa,” Winde mentioned.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, also joined a group of 25 women in a walkabout in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain on Monday, August 9. The aim of the walkabout formed part of the Department of Community Safety’s support for Women’s Month.
Picture: Alan Winde