The Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, has commended the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers that are continuing to combat crime in hotspots around Cape Town.
The acknowledgement comes after officers executed 142 arrests between 2 and 8 May 2022. Officers also searched 8 988 people, 347 houses and 1 089 vehicles, and they conducted 10 roadblocks.
During this period, they arrested three suspects for the possession of an illegal firearm, four for the possession of illegal ammunition, 92 for the possession of drugs, and 17 for the possession of dangerous weapons.
According to Allen, these successes clearly demonstrate why more boots on the ground are needed if they are to effectively combat crime across the province.
“These brave officers serve as force multipliers, making criminals feel the heat. Together with our partners, we are closing down the space for criminals to duck, dive and hide,” said Allen.
The Minister further urged communities to assist and support all law enforcement agencies, so that everyone can live without fear, and in a safer and dignified manner.
“The more we work together, the greater the possibility of effectively stopping criminality before it takes place,” Allen added.
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