Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner endorses Provincial implementation plan for community policing strategy

EASTERN CAPE - In compliance with National Commissioner's Community Strategy, The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga endorsed Implementation Plan for Community Policing Strategy of this Province.

The Community Policing Strategy has been developed to strengthen community policing and to enhance structured community involvement in crime prevention in order to adhere to a better life for all.

Lieutenant General Ntshinga put her signature today, 12 June 2019, during the CPF Provincial General Council meeting in Queenstown.

SAPS Provincial Management witnessed the endorsement, where the Provincial Commissioner indicated that the contents of the document need to be escalated to cluster and Station levels.

She emphasised unity in the fight against crime. "Unity is paramount if we are to achieve the objectives we set for ourselves," she reiterated

The Provincial Commissioner believed that the process will bring about the dawn of a New Era in the history of the CPF. "We are ushering an era of professionalism in our relationship with community police forums. This will obviously influence our professionalism in our approach to crime fighting in the Province," she explained.

The implementation plan contained the following pillars:

Pillar 1: Community Outreach, Education and Awareness

Pillar 2: Focus on high risk community sectors

Pillar 3: Multi-disciplinary Collaborations

Pillar 4: Community Policing and Public Order

Pillar 5: Communication and marketing

Pillar 6: Capacity Capability and Resourcing of CPF's

The endorsement preceded the Provincial Launch of Community Policing Strategy that is scheduled to take place in Sterkspruit on the 21st June 2019.

Source: South African Police Service