Douglasdale police create awareness in community

Sergeant Nicolas Mokwena hands out a pamphlet to a worker.

According to the spokesperson for Douglasdale Police Station, Captain Mpho Kgasoane, an anti-crime campaign was held recently to address the alarming rate of crime around Fourways Mall.

“Pamphlets were distributed and the community was made aware of safety tips and the danger of leaving valuables in the car,” said Kgasoane.

Safety precautions for motorists given by Douglasdale police:

  • Make sure your vehicle is locked at all times
  • Make sure you physically check that your vehicle is locked and that the alarm is activated
  • Make sure all your valuable items are locked in the boot of your vehicle
  • Make sure when shopping in a mall that your vehicle is covered by CCTV cameras
  • Make sure all your valuable items are removed from your vehicle when parked at home, especially during the night

    Captain Khensani Nedzingahe informs a member of the public about safety tips.

Safety tips for business owners given by Douglasdale police:

  • Invest in realistic security measures such as a reliable alarm system with panic buttons and CCTV cameras
  • Avoid holding large sums of cash on the premises
  • Bank large sums of money immediately
  • Make use of drop safe systems and security companies where possible
  • Constantly change routes, especially when banking money
  • Train employees to be observant and vigilant
  • Never cash up in front of clients or employees and use a separate area or office.

Details: 011 699 1333.

  AUTHOR
Marnelle Greyling
Journalist/Reporter

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