CPF pushes for patrol vehicle lights
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.