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Being proactive regarding the upcoming festive season’s increased crime rate, Newcastle’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) for Sector 4 and Sector 5 (areas listed below), along with Newcastle SAPS and Newcastle Municipality will be hosting an event in order to prepare residents for criminal activity they may have to deal with.
The initiative, earmarked for 5 November 2022, will take place at the Newcastle Farmers Hall from 9 am until 4 pm, noting there is no entrance fee for the public.
Discussing what Newcastillians can expect on the day, the CPF said that residents will be educated on the following focal points:
- Being alert and aware of one’s surroundings at all times.
- Vehicle safety
- Home and business safety.
- Crime in Newcastle and in both Sector 4 & 5
- The importance of reporting crime to the SAPS
Additionally, Razia Cassim of the CPF noted that self-defense organisations will be in attendance on the day to perform demonstrations.
She further pointed out that these self-defense organisations will include disciplines such as karate and wrestling. The organisations will assist community members in learning ways to defend themselves if the need arises, according to Cassim.
Moreover, organisations such as the Newcastle Crisis Centre and SANCA will be in attendance, educating residents on the various forms of crime impacting women, and the types of substance abuse rife throughout Newcastle.
Furthermore, the CPF highlighted that while the day is focused on promoting safety. There will be a market day with a variety of stalls available and entertainment for children.
For more information on the day, be sure to contact:
- Razia on 074 285 0234
- Anna-Marie on 084 470 7107
- Aasiya on 072 400 5686
Alternatively, residents can email email@example.com
Sectors 4 and 5 are comprised of the following:
- Aviary Hill
- Pioneer Park
- Signal Hill
- Hutten Heights
- Barry Hertzog Park
- Amajuba Park
- Amajuba Mall
- Aviary Hill
- Amiel Park
- Sunny Ridge
- As well as rural areas including N11, R34 Memel Bothas Pass and R34 Utrecht.
What are your thoughts on the above-mentioned? Will you be attending to learn more about protecting yourself from the criminal element?
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