Wedela precinct is painted blue by SAPS educating and engaging with community

GAUTENG – The community of Wedela was embraced with a visit of Police officers from 13 different Police Stations within the district.

On Friday 28 May 2021 at 08:30 Communication Officers and Social Crime Prevention Officers from thirteen stations within the district led by captain Havenga took Wedela residence by surprise.

Police visibility threw motorcade drew attention of the community.

The purpose was to able man and woman in blue a chance to interact with the community.

The saps members joined by community safety, Youth desk,Brigades, Cogta, Community Policing Forum members, Patrollers and Gender Based Violence held a Crime Awareness Campaign in Wedela and Elandsridge surrounding houses.

The members came in numbers to issue pamphlets and educate the community of the crimes happening around the area including dangerous areas which are becoming hotspots.

A loudhailer was also used to sensitize the community of Crimes affecting the area such as assaults, gender base violence, house robbery and street robberies and drugs.

Businesses were also visited to address Business Robberies and Selling of expired goods.

There most prevalent crime which are mostly caused by people mostly trusted within our area, the community was also given safety tips of how to deal with such crimes and to take cognisance of their surroundings.

One on one engagement with the community helped with rising concerns of criminal activities especially around Skopas and Extension 3 Wedela and other issues regarding the police.

The community was also encouraged to report any criminal activities, suspicious persons and vehicle and increase safety measures. Pamphlets contained safety tips and telephone numbers for the Station, Sector vehicles and the Community Service Centre cellphone number.

Crime Stop and Emergency numbers were given to the community for Anonymous callers for immediate response.

The Station Commander of Wedela SAPS, Captain C.C Botha thanked the members on behalf of the District Commissioner Major General Fred Kekana. He expressed his gratitude to the group for working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community.

He also appreciated the help to educate and encourage the Community of Wedela to join forces with the Police as this is an outcry for the District.

Source: South African Police Service