SAFETY AND SECURITY

MAKE SAFETY AND SECURITY A PRIORITY

Carjackings, hijackings, murders, rapes and assaults have become the norms in society and residents are forced to dig deep in their pockets to enlist the services of private security companies and other costly security measures like gates and burglar guards to try to deter criminals from targeting them and their families.

The Rising Sun Online has put together this comprehensive safety and security feature to assist residents with making an informative choice when deciding on safeguarding their homes.

Crime is a harsh and cruel reality which affects each and every one of us in some way or the other. The fact is, many of us believe that ‘it will never happen to us,’ until it does.

The apathy from residents to safeguard them against crime has been highlighted by the Chatsworth Community Policing Forum, recently and residents have been urged to commit themselves to the various initiatives in order to bring down the shocking crime levels.

National Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula said that the police need residents to help mobilise in the fight against crime and further acknowledged that crime cannot be fought without the help of civil society. Residents are urged to get involved with the various sector forums and to become more active in the community. Residents need to bear in mind that it is important for them to report crime. When crime is reported, police can then act in terms of demographics and how we can curb crime related issues affecting certain areas. Security measures need to be adequate in terms of residents safeguarding themselves. Burglar guards and alarm systems can help in this regard, however, being proactive and joining street watches is an added measure which effectively reduces crime. Residents who want to be proactive and assist with the fight against crime can contact the chairman of the Chatsworth Community Policing Forum, Jakes Singh, on 083-715-4377.

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