The AfriForum neighbourhood watches in the East Rand – including Benoni, Alberton, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park, Springs and Endicott took part in a mass patrol in their respective areas on October 19.
This patrol took place in conjunction with the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Community Policing Forum (CPF), community members, various security firms and safety institutions.
Altogether 299 patrollers, including members of security firms and other safety institutions, attended.
A total of 9 890 km and 1 240 man-hours were completed in 188 vehicles. The patrol started at 6pm until 6am.
No serious criminal incidents were reported.
The purpose of the patrol was to increase police visibility.
Hillel Coetzer, AfriForum’s head of safety for the northern region said neighbourhood watches in the East Rand will continue to take on similar projects and regular patrols in conjunction with the SAPS and other safety institutions in an attempt to curb crime and promote safety.
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