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Enforcement agencies heading toward effective 24 hour presence in CT CBD

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The dedicated deployment of 100 Law Enforcement officers in Cape Town’s CBD and surrounds took effect in July, to help address an increase in crime and by-law transgressions. In their first three months, they recorded 185 arrests and issued thousands of fines.

‘Our intention was to stop the rise in crime in the CBD and move closer to realising a space where everyone can feel safer. I’m thrilled to see it’s working. Visible policing is a simple concept, but is of crucial importance to not only prevent crime, but also give peace of mind to residents and visitors. We are confident it is going to continue making a real difference for all who work, live and visit the CBD,’ said Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.

‘The deployment of the 100 officers in the CBD is taking Law Enforcement towards an effective 24- hour presence in the CBD, and the surrounding areas, from the Bo Kaap to Vredehoek and Gardens are all likely to benefit, because the enforcement operations follow the crime pattern analysis which is relayed to them on a regular basis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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