CPF pushes for pa­trol ve­hi­cle lights

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

MEM­BERS of Em­pan­geni’s Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Fo­rum (CPF) are ex­plor­ing all av­enues in at­tempt­ing to get the go ahead to use spe­cial coloured lights for vis­i­bil­ity dur­ing pa­trols.

Fol­low­ing a meet­ing held with the of­fi­cials from uMh­lathuze

Traf­fic, Em­pan­geni CPF Chairperson Zonita Grobbe­laar said they will draft a let­ter to the KZN De­part­ment of Trans­port.

‘We held a meet­ing with City Traf­fic of­fi­cials who in­di­cated that they could not give us per­mis­sion to use spe­cific coloured lights for pa­trols.

‘They did how­ever in­di­cate that our pa­trol ve­hi­cles could be fit­ted with re­flec­tive mag­nets which will create some sort of vis­i­bil­ity for the time be­ing.’

Grobbe­laar said de­pend­ing on the out­come of the re­sponse from the provin­cial de­part­ment, the is­sue of lights for CPF pa­trol ve­hi­cles would be es­ca­lated to the na­tional de­part­ment of trans­port if needs be.

A CPF meet­ing has been set for 27 Novem­ber at 6pm at the Em­pan­geni Civic Cen­tre.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are be­ing urged to at­tend and voice their con­cerns and ideas re­gard­ing crime re­lated is­sues.

SAPS as well as mem­bers of uMh­lathuze Mu­nic­i­pal­ity will be present.

‘We will be dis­cussing crime trends and is­sues that need to be re­solved within Em­pan­geni,’ said Grobbe­laar.

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