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SA POLICE CENTRAL CITY - phone 021 467 8001/2 (24 hours)

Use this link to read the latest SAPS Community Forum Newsletter and back issues:

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

CPT CENTRAL POLICE STATION

0214678001/2/6/7

METRO POLICE CONTROL ROOM

021 596 1999

CITY OF CAPE TOWN GENERAL EMERGENCY

107 (LANDLINE)
021 480 770 (CELLPHONE)

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AMBULANCE

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10177

RED CROSS CROSS/TYGERBERG HOSPITAL POISON INFORMATION LINE

0861 555 777

SEA RESCUE

021 449 3500

MOUNTAIN RESCUE

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021 948 9900

CHILD EMERGENCY

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0800 123 123

CIBRA welcomes Marc Truss as the new Chairperson of the CPF.
Marc takes over from Nicola Jowell who served as Chairperson for several years.
We wish Marc every success in this key role of building good relationships between our Police services and the Community of ratepayers and residents.
A small look at what is happening in the City Bowl with regards to community policing
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The Cape Town Community Police Forum (CPF) is the body that links SAPS and the community. This is our monthly newsletter, a snippet of what is happening in the City Bowl! 
(December 2017 Newsletter)
'TIS THE SEASON ....
Hi everyone,
They say it's the most wonderful time of the year, so we are taking the opportunity to drag out all the clip art and cliches to wish you all the best over the holiday period and a happy and healthy crime free 2018 from all of us here at the CapeTown Central Community Police Forum (CTCPF).

So just in case holiday preparations (or boredom!) means that you do not read any further, please allow me to at least provide you with the most important information in your line of sight right now. ARM YOURSELF WITH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS.  The holidays means we all tend let our guard down a little and criminals take advantage of this.
Do yourself a favour and download the link, keep it close at hand, stick it your refrigerator door if you have to, add more numbers if you see fit but keep it handy.
It may save your life or those of your loved ones. Click on the CPF logo.

What is a community police forum?
The community police forum is representative of organisations (such as rates payers associations, businesses, schools, civic associations etc.) working in partnership with local police.  The purpose of the CTCPF is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living and working within the City Bowl's precinct.  The work that we do is pivotal to the relationship between the community and SAPS. As well as ensuring that we are tackling the issues that matter to all our residents we also champion the needs of SAPS.

We would love you to hear from YOU!  Drop us an e-mail  and tell us what safety issues are bugging you.
I*M*B*I*Z*O
 
Cape Town Central SAPS held 2 community imbizo's recently.  A sector 4 Imbizo ( which incorporates the most of the Zonnebloem precinct and foreshore) on 22 November and a general imbizo incorporating the rest of the sectors on 6 December.  The purpose was to present an opportunity to the community at large to engage our local SAPS in a dialogue on safety.

As much as we need the help of SAPS daily, they in return also require the valuable input of our communities to inform them of what works, what doesn't work and look at plausible solutions.  


If for any reason you were unable to attend either imbizo, you always have the opportunity to have your voice heard through the community police forum.    
Pop us an
 email or join us at our next open partnership meeting which takes place the first Tuesday of each month.
 
 
 










SAPS police band
entertaining the crowd
before the
sector 4 imbizo.

 
16 Days of activism
 
WHAT IS THE 16 DAYS ACTIVISM?
  • It is a WORLDWIDE Campaign to OPPOSE VIOLENCE against WOMEN and CHILDREN
  • It aims to raise awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY
WHEN DOES THE CAMPAIGN TAKE PLACE?
  • The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is held from 25 November to 10 December every year
  • However, the success of this campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUSES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN?
  • It stems from the low status of women in the home and in society
  • It happens when men abuse POWER and positions of authority in order to CONTROL women and children
WHAT IS ABUSE?
Any form of behaviour that causes:
  • fear
  • bodily harm
  • a person to do things against their will


CAPE TOWN CENTRAL SAPS SHOWED SUPPORT FOR THE STRUGGLE BY LEADING A 16 DAYS ACTIVISM MARCH IN THE CBD RECENTLY.



...that in the past 2 days, SAPS CENTRAL has made 15 successful arrests for various misdemeanors including: 

* possession of a dangerous weapon
* possession of stolen property
* possession of illegal substances
* common Robbery
* illegal immigrants

This is simply a taste of the hard work that gets done behind the scenes by our men and women in blue.

WELL DONE AND THANK YOU!



 
Each month we focus on a role-payer making a difference within our precinct, and this month we are in conversation with Muneeb Hendricks

5 Quick questions with MO HENDRICKS
Safety and security manager of the CCID

1) When and why did u join CCID?

I joined the CCID in July 2002. This year marks 15 years for me with this organisation.

2) What fuels your passion for community safety?

My love for this city and its people. I grew up in a neighbourhood just outside the CBD and had to travel through the CBD twice a day just to get to school, so I definitely consider myself a city kid. My mother rooted a sense of morality deep within me and always spoke out against crime. I have also seen first hand the effects crime can have on people and have made a vow that I will do everything in my power to reduce or eradicate crime. 

3) What are the top 3 crimes in the CBD?

Most of our crimes or complaints are actually of a social nature or the result of a by-law infringement but we do concentrate on common robbery, theft out of motor vehicle and ATM fraud.

4) In what ways can a community member get involved in crime prevention?

Evil prevails when good people do nothing. Members can join neighbourhood watches, join community police forums, join sector policing meetings, become reservists at SAPS or City Law Enforcement.
 
Members also need to report crimes and follow through with the process when arrests are made. And report all suspicious behaviour immediately to prevent crime from occurring.
 I personally am a neighbourhood watch member and chairperson of the sector policing project for the CBD. I have also been a Law Enforcement reservist for seven years now. I serve on the City Council Ward Forum. And I am a governing body member of my children’s school.


5) Describe yourself in 5 words

Passionate, committed, dedicated, honest and friendly.

6) What are your views on the crime situation within our precinct? 

We need to be proactive about the B-crime laws that results in repercussions for minor offences. By tackling minor offences we minimize the major offences. We need to eliminate the opportunity to commit crime
 
7)What challenges face the CCID in policing the CBD?

A lack of primary agency resources. We need more police and City law agency members deployed on foot in the CBD.
Also, there is no social solutions in place to really deal with or assist homeless people.

(Oops!! I know I said 5 but we couldn't restrict ourselves to simply 5 question with this dynamic individual!)
 

CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

The term “city improvement district” (CID) refers to a specific geographical area. In accordance with the City of Cape Town’s by-law, a CID is an area where ratepayers agree to pay a levy for supplementary services. The levy is based on property valuations. These areas are now officially referred to as an SRA (Special Rating Area).  We are fortunate to have 3 CID’s operating within our precinct.

The GreenPoint CID
The Oranje-Kloof CID
The Cape Town Central CID



The CID does not in any way replace local authority services. Instead, by working closely with all role players, they provide supplementary assistance in terms of security, cleansing, social intervention, upgrading and improving public spaces.

CCID 24 HOUR CONTROL ROOM:  082 415 7127
(Cape Town CBD only)

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)
082 214 3228

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)
082 217 1386

If you are not familiar with the excellent work they do, visit their well designed and contemporary websites for a better glimpse as well as their sector boundaries.

http://gpokcid.co.za

http://www.capetownccid.org


DON'T BE A VICTIM OF ATM FRAUD!!
 
With the silly season, we each tend to forget all our good year round practices.  That's fine as we need time forget our worries and our cares...BUT... do not get silly and not abide by the following preventative measures below.  AS much as we are in holiday mode, it's still business as usual for the criminals out there.  So let's be safe, not sorry.

TIPS TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF ATM FRAUD
  • Use ATM’s where you feel the most comfortable.
  • Be vigilant and avoid using the ATM where suspicious-looking individuals are loitering.
  • Have your card ready in your hand before you approach the ATM.
  • Do not use the ATM if it appears to be tampered with or damaged.
  • Do not accept help from strangers at an ATM, especially when you experience difficulty with the transaction and do not allow anyone to distract you.
  • Shield the ATM keypad with your hand to prevent people seeing when you enter your PIN.
  • Never disclose your PIN to anybody, not even to the bank or police.
  • Press the Cancel key, withdraw your card and proceed to an alternative ATM if you feel the ATM is not functioning correctly.
  • Use the help line and/or nearest phone to contact your bank and/or police if your card gets jammed, retained or lost, or if someone interferes with you at an ATM.
  • Take your time when transacting and ensure your cash and card are carefully secured in your wallet, handbag or pocket before leaving the ATM.
  • Always use an ATM in a well-lit area.
  • If possible, use an ATM that is monitored by a CCTV camera.
CARD SKIMMING THEFT / SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS:
  • Ensure your card never leaves your sight. Most restaurants and shops have portable card swipe machines so there should be no reason for your card to leave your presence. If the person needs to use a different machine always accompany that person.
  • Ensure that your card is not swapped for another card after paying.
  • Use cash instead of your card if you have any suspicions.
  • Monitor you bank statements for any unusual transactions.
  • If married, reconcile your account transactions with your spouse on a regular basis.

 
ROAD SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
 
   So,
 
what's left to say except Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays from all of us at the Cape Town Central Community Policy Forum.  We wish you a safe season with friends and loved ones as you welcome in 2018!


 
 
A reminder that there is an open invitation to you to join our open CPF meetings. These take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 08:00. The meetings are held at the Akker Hall, Central Police Station, Buitenkant Street.
*Next meeting date will be announced via email*
Copyright © |2017 |Cape Town central CPF all rights reserved.
|December 2017|Newsletter|

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MUGGINGS!


 S
treet muggings in the City Bowl seem to have been on the rise recently. Yet, most victims, too happy to come out of these unharmed, fail to report the incidents to the SAPS.
 
 
Phoning Caledon Square or just another SAPS instance will not help: you need to lodge a complaint if these incidents are to be curbed and the criminals arrested.
 
Call 021 467 8001/6

A police officer will come to you
and help you open a case without your having to go to Caledon Square.
 
 
Remember: when suspects are arrested with stolen property, the SAPS has no way of returning it to its rightful owner if they do not know whose it is... for that they need a case to have been opened.

 
Please, don't be a victim twice: help the muggers be arrested by reporting incidents to the above number and opening a case. If you don't, it's as if the incident never happened. And a friend, relative or one or your teen children could be yet another victim. Or you (don't confuse crime and lightning!)

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Please note that to go to the websites of the Neighbourhood Watches below, use the links underneath as clicking on the logos just gives you a bigger view of the logo only.

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Link to Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch
Link to Devil's Peak/Vredehoek Neighbourhood Watch
Link to Oranjezicht/Higgovale Neighbourhood Watch
Link to Tamboerskloof Neighbourhood Watch                                     
Link to Gardens Neighbourhood Watch (This Watch was recently revived and has a new logo and contact details)


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