The past few months have highlighted the significant supplementary security role our local community policing forums (CPFs) play in our communities.
Together with police representatives, a CPF is a committee of people from a group of neighbouring communities who meet regularly to address security problems in their areas.
A CPF aims to:
- Ensure police address the community’s primary security needs.
- Enhance the quality of information available to the police to develop a proactive, solutions-driven approach to security issues
- Provide a visible and accessible policing presence
- Enhance the public’s confidence in the police while deterring criminals
The Ballito CPF and Ballito Neighbourhood Watch are very active in the Ballito area working closely with various security service providers. For more information, please contact acting chairperson Morne Steffens (084 632 6694) or deputy chairperson Eugene Barnard (083 301 5892).