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Motherwell police conduct special Safer Festive Season crime prevention operations

By Afikile Lugunya - Nov 10, 2017
Motherwell police conduct special Safer Festive Season crime prevention operations

Motherwell police on  Friday conducted special crime prevention operations as part of the Safer Festive Season campaign and this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Children.

According to police spokesman, Captain Andre Beetge, the operations coincided with celebrations to mark 11 years since the establishment of the Motherwell Police Station.

“The operations were also as a celebration of the 11th birthday of Motherwell Police Station. Two groups working for three and a half hours each took part in the operation focusing on foot patrols, visits at shopping centres, visits to automated teller machines (ATMs) and Vehicle Check Points(VCPs) on main routes in Motherwell,” he described.

“In the midday, a flag hoisting ceremony at a parade in front of the Community Service Centre (CSC) gave honor to this day, and the Code of Conduct was read to the parade by Cst Mcina (Sector Manager)."

Beetge said afterwards, there was a cake cutting ceremony at the station.

Safer schools project

Meanhwile, on Wednesday the Motherwell police, in partnership with the Community Police Forum (CPF) and educators, conducted a Safer Schools project at Vukani Bantu Primary School.

According to Captain Beetge, protecting children is a police priority as much as it is for the community.

Captain Beetge said that Sergeant Luntu Boltina, Motherwell Sector Manager, conducted discussions about 'Saying No to Child Abuse' as well as child safety during the festive and holiday season and pamphlets were handed out and received happily by the 500 attending children.

“The Safer Schools Project is an ongoing initiative which aims at the education and upliftment of school children in crime awareness and crime prevention. This initiative also forms part of the run up towards the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children starting 25 November 2017,” he said.

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