Help keep Metro Police on target by sharing your views

To get a better idea of what its priorities should be in the year ahead, the City of Cape Town’s Metropolitan Police Department is calling for public participation in preparing its annual Police Plan for 2013/2014.

The plan is a high-level strategic planning document which will direct the Department’s operations for the upcoming financial year. The Department aims to use the plan to build on the successes of previous years, further improve its service and make Cape Town a safer place for residents and visitors.

“The Metro Police Department is required to develop a plan which sets out the priorities and objectives of the municipal police service for the following financial year. Public participation is vital for an effective plan, as residents often have a better understanding of what it is in their communities that needs more attention. I encourage residents to submit their input, as they will in turn benefit from improved safety,” says Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.

The Annual Police Plan will focus on the Department’s three legislative mandates, namely traffic enforcement, by-law enforcement and crime prevention with the emphasis on combating the following:

  • Alcohol and drug-related offences
  • Gang- related activities
  • Contraventions of the Arms and Ammunitions Act
  • Moving violations
  • By-law offences

 

Advertisements have already been placed in daily and community newspapers inviting residents to partner with the Department in drafting their Annual Police Plan. The aim is to involve as many residents and to be as representative as possible.

Residents can make their submissions and comments to the Department in one of the following ways:

 

The Metro Police Community Service Centres are situated at:

  • Area North: Corner of Jakkelsvlei Avenue and Honeysuckle Street, Bonteheuwel
  • Area South: Rochester Road, Philippi (Old Telkom Building)
  • Area East: Corner of Govern Mbeki and Steve Biko Roads, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha
  • Area West: 101 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town

 

The public participation phase will end on Thursday 28 February 2013.

All Community Forum chairpersons or their delegates are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Annual Police Plan on Saturday 23 February 2013.

For further information, please contact Director Sean Petersen on  Tel:  021 370 2200 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 -15:00) or e-mail sean.petersen@capetown.gov.za

MEDIA RELEASE 
NO. 1115 / 2013 
06 FEBRUARY 2013

ISSUED BY:
INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION AND BRANDING DEPARTMENT, CITY OF CAPE TOWN