Eastern Cape Police out in full force to ensure a safe and secure Easter holiday

APRIL 13, 2017
Eastern Cape Police out in full force to ensure a safe and secure Easter holiday

Eastern Cape police have launched Operation Paseka, which involves increased visibility and crime prevention operations by all law enforcement agencies and various stakeholders, to ensure that residents and visitors enjoy a safe Easter weekend.

Police say there will be numerous roadblocks, patrols, search-and-seizure operations and strategically deploying resources all over the Eastern Cape especially in areas where they expect influx of holiday makers and visitors. 

”Criminals are always looking for an opportunity to enrich themselves at the cost of others and although the Easter holidays are a time  of relaxation,  we call on people to remain on guard, to make smart and  responsible decisions especially when alcohol is consumed," said the acting Provincial Commissioner of the Eastern Cape, Maj Gen Andre Swart.

"Also to take steps to secure the safety of their loved ones and property at all times, with emphasis on young children.

“We appeal to all people of the ‘Province of Legends’, to welcome our visitors and ensure that they enjoy our hospitality, personal protection and that of their property.

"We also express our appreciation to the men and women in blue who will be separated from their families by the call of duty to ensure that all can enjoy a safe and happy Easter break.”