A team of 100 law enforcement officials that form part of the Neighbourhood Safety Team (NST) will be deployed in Bonteheuwel in June 2019.
Executive Mayor Dan Plato said that the NST will aid in preventing crime in the area:
“We are committed to building safer communities and this planned deployment underlines this commitment. This Neighbourhood Safety Team will help to address a long-standing need in Bonteheuwel where calls for a dedicated police station have been growing in recent months.”
He revealed that the deployment and training of these officials has been funded by the Safety and Security Directorate in the City’s January Adjustment Budget.
MAYCO Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says, “There have been calls for a more sustained policing presence in Bonteheuwel and surrounds and the City is responding to those calls because we care about our communities and are committed to building a safer city for all.”
Between December 2017 and the end of February 2019, the NST team in Delft has achieved:
– 366 arrests
– 14 firearms and two imitation firearms confiscated
– 20 144 fines issued for traffic by-law transgressions
– 12 331 vehicles stopped
– 1 470 drivers tested
– 860 premises searched
– 25 564 people searched
Plato said, if approved by Council, more NST teams will be deployed in other much-needed areas across Cape Town.