SAPS, AfriForum join forces in the fight against crime

SAPS, AfriForum join forces in the fight against crime

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and civil rights organisation AfriForum, have signed what they are hailing as an historic cooperative agreement  - which will see the two working together in the fight against crime, and bringing communities on board.


As part of the pact - they have established an integrated approach to safety.

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They want to encourage community participation in curbing criminal activity.

The two parties will also work together on improving communication, as well as identifying and resolving problems.

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National police spokesperson, Sally de Beer, says that the two organisations have been in negotiations for a year.

"Lieutenant General Phahlane said that the SAPS has engaged with AfriForum over the past year, and the SAPS recognizes that this structure has an important role to play in the sharing of information in anti-crime initiatives, and assisting the SAPS to engage and identify communities in crime-curbing activities," she said.

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