As the festive season kicks in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is taking the opportunity to visit various malls within the City.
Dressed in full uniform but armed with educational material and smiles, JMPD officers will be engaging shoppers on mall, personal, road, public space and reporting criminal activity.
According to Superintendent Wayne Minnaar officers will also inform shoppers of JMPD’s three core functions which are crime prevention through visible policing and other crime combating initiatives, enforcement of certain city bylaws and road policing to ensure rules of the road are obeyed.
JMPD will also exhibit the EBAT breathalyser which gives a printout that displays the alcohol content in someone’s breath. A tracing facility will be available for motorists to check if they have outstanding fines. Officers of the Speed Unit will also demonstrate how the speed cameras function and the related delivery of speed fines through the post.
On the softer side of the engagements, JMPD motorcycles will be on display for children to sit on or pose for photographs.Both the JMPD K9 and Equestrian Units will be on show for the public to view the horses and dogs and get an explanation on their capabilities including where and how they are used.
JMPD will be at South gate Mall on Saturday 23 November 2019 from 10am. Names of the other malls will be made known closer to the dates of 30 November, 7th and 14th December 2019.
Tomorrow Friday 22 November 2019 the city will be launching its festive season safety campaign. This is a multifaceted largely operational campaign to create safety awareness, greater police visibility, tough enforcement and crime prevention throughout the city.
Contact Superintendent Wayne Minnaar on 082 559 3882 for more information.
Issued by the City of Joburg