Police create awareness against gun violence

Members of Blue Security who were on duty at the Oxford Intersection distributing 1, 000 brochures on gun violence prevention.

A partnership between Blue Security and Brighton Beach SAPS, together with Division Media Monitoring, hosted a brochure campaign on the prevention of gun violence, in Bluff recently.

Blue Security is a member of the Brighton Beach SAPS Crime Support Group, which allows for the South African Police Service to work closely in partnership with those who have the same vision to create a safer community of our residents and visitors to our policing precinct.

Communications officer of Brighton Beach SAPS, Cpt Louise Le Roux, said that various operational activities have been mandated as part of the National Strategy of the South African Police Services to combat crime during the Easter Holiday periods.  “The two hour brochure distribution campaign was created on gun violence prevention,” she said.

The aim of the project was for community members to report those who trade and are in possession of unlicensed firearms to report those anonymously to; Crime Stop 086-001-0111, SAPS SMS Hotline 32211 or www.crimeline.co.za., or at your nearest police station.

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Lawful gun owners who fail to comply with the regulations of the Firearms Control Act, 2000(Act No 60 of 2000), can also be reported to the above mentioned contacts. Enquiries with regard to the Firearms Control Act can also be made with the National Firearm Call Centre at 012 -353 -6111.

The brochure which was researched and developed by Cpt Le Roux contains information on how the Firearms Control Act protects a person against gun violence, how an individual can be declared unfit to possess a firearm, how parents can protect their children against gun violence and safety first for children when it comes to guns.

Brighton Beach SAPS management would like to express its thanks and appreciation towards Blue Security for their partnership on the day and sponsoring the brochures received by motorist. Cpt Le Roux is also acknowledged for the brochures she created and for securing the partnership and for her operational deployment on the day.

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