Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, unveiled the province’s plans for ensuring community safety during the upcoming festive season. Speaking at the launch of the Safer Festive Season campaign in Randfontein, Mawela emphasised the heightened efforts to combat crime.
Under the theme “Combating crime through decisive police action and robust community involvement,” the campaign will focus on preventing gender-based violence and femicide, protecting vulnerable groups, combating aggravated robberies, enforcing firearms, liquor, and second-hand goods regulations, ensuring safety at recreational events, enforcing bylaws, addressing issues related to drunken driving, speeding, and roadworthy vehicles as reported by SA News.
To achieve these goals, law enforcement will conduct roadblocks and enhance intelligence gathering through collaboration with community patrollers and police forums.
Police Minister General Bheki Cele reinforced the commitment to safeguarding the public and called upon law enforcement officers to fight against criminals who threaten the safety of South Africans. He urged a special focus on the safety of women, children, and the elderly and emphasised the importance of addressing their cases promptly.
Cele also mentioned plans to increase police visibility by deploying approximately 10,000 newly trained officers in December to protect communities and uphold law and order.
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