King William's Town: The Department of Police launched the Traditional Policing Concept in Nqadu Great Place, Willowvale in the Eastern Cape on Friday, 7 December 2018. Which has been developed as a model for policing in rural traditionally led communities, as partners in the fight against crime.
The aim of the concept thereof is to build capacity and strengthen partnerships in order to have a multi-disciplinary approach to address and reduce the fear of crime by jointly identifying the root causes, specifically in communities led by traditional leaders.
Communities continue to be plagued by the abuse of drugs and alcohol, resulting in sexual offences, murders, robberies and stock theft reaching unacceptable levels, therefore, demanding the approach of traditional policing.
MEC Tikana accompanied by senior SAPS management in Eastern Cape led by Lieutenant General Ntshinga, the Provincial Commissioner and her Deputy, Major General Swart have just finished a briefing session before the days proceeding.
The highlight of the day will be the launch of Traditional Policing Concept, a six month long pilot of rolling out human and material resources in various traditional authorities within Eastern Cape. This is the second Kingdom to roll out this launch after its inauguration at Nqadu Great place under King Mpendulo Sigcau late last year.
The next kingdom will be in Tembuland in Bumbane under King Azenathi Dalindyebo.
The royals have come out in numbers and slight rain is present and always welcome after a spell of drought.
Source: South African Police Service