We are moving to energise community policing in a two-fold strategy that will see:
1. Communities benefit from the safety of protective services in close proximity to their homes and families, and
2. Communities able to have regular interaction with the protective services and build relationships based on trust.
Important to this strategy is the fact that trust is essential to information, and information is essential for action.
Increased Resources for Municipal Police
Greater resources will also be allocated to Municipal Police as a measure to bridge the manpower gap.
This means, instantly, where there is a shortage of men and women to respond to crime, a stronger partnership will be built between the Police Service central command, and the Municipal Corporations.