News: The National Commissioner led a delegation of senior managers to meet Transvaal Agricultural Union South Africa

PRETORIA – Earlier this month, the National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole led a delegation of Senior Managers in the South African Police Service (SAPS) to a meeting with the Transvaal Agricultural Union South Africa (TAU SA) to discuss matters of mutual interest pertaining to rural safety and the ongoing implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy.

The SAPS Rural Safety Strategy strives to address rural safety as an integrated day-to-day policing approach by creating a safe and secure rural environment. This strategy comprises of a Farm Safety Plan designed for farms to ensure a collective rapid response between stakeholders to address all safety and security issues and incidents that affect the agricultural community. The strategy also envisages to provide a safe and secure rural environment to support food security, social and economic development. This is in line with the National Development Plan’s Chapter 12 Building Safer Communities with the heading Rural Safety stating that access to justice and the safety of rural and farming communities demand special attention. SAPS’s partnership with TAU SA which also strives to ensure the safety and security of commercial famers in a sustainable manner on the land they work, is supported by the NDP’s call to eradicate the fear of crime through effective, coordinated responses of the police, business, community and civil society.

SAPS and TAU SA have been in a sustainable partnership since 1993 and their meeting with the National Commissioner was to recognise and reaffirm their support in the ongoing fight against crime in rural and farming communities. The SAPS recognizes and appreciates the participation of TAU SA in the drafting of the current revised Rural Safety Strategy as well as their continued support in the implementation of the strategy thereof. The Rural Safety Strategy is being implemented through an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach, including the mobilisation of the rural community in creating a safe and secure, crime-free environment which is conducive to food security, the reduction of serious and violent crime and stock-theft prevention, as well as social and economic stability.

The National Commissioner has reiterated the SAPS’s Turnaround Vision Outcome 7: Comprehensive Rural Development which states The combating of stock theft and farm attacks, implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy which focuses on rural safety, infrastructure and a rural safety framework. We are looking into increasing the capacity needed to effectively combat crime in rural and farming communities and we will during this financial year, embark on a recruitment drive to enlist police reservists, said General Sitole.

Source: South African Police Service

News: The National Commissioner led a delegation of senior managers to meet Transvaal Agricultural Union South Africa

PRETORIA – Earlier this month, the National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole led a delegation of Senior Managers in the South African Police Service (SAPS) to a meeting with the Transvaal Agricultural Union South Africa (TAU SA) to discuss matters of mutual interest pertaining to rural safety and the ongoing implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy.

The SAPS Rural Safety Strategy strives to address rural safety as an integrated day-to-day policing approach by creating a safe and secure rural environment. This strategy comprises of a Farm Safety Plan designed for farms to ensure a collective rapid response between stakeholders to address all safety and security issues and incidents that affect the agricultural community. The strategy also envisages to provide a safe and secure rural environment to support food security, social and economic development. This is in line with the National Development Plan’s Chapter 12 Building Safer Communities with the heading Rural Safety stating that access to justice and the safety of rural and farming communities demand special attention. SAPS’s partnership with TAU SA which also strives to ensure the safety and security of commercial famers in a sustainable manner on the land they work, is supported by the NDP’s call to eradicate the fear of crime through effective, coordinated responses of the police, business, community and civil society.

SAPS and TAU SA have been in a sustainable partnership since 1993 and their meeting with the National Commissioner was to recognise and reaffirm their support in the ongoing fight against crime in rural and farming communities. The SAPS recognizes and appreciates the participation of TAU SA in the drafting of the current revised Rural Safety Strategy as well as their continued support in the implementation of the strategy thereof. The Rural Safety Strategy is being implemented through an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach, including the mobilisation of the rural community in creating a safe and secure, crime-free environment which is conducive to food security, the reduction of serious and violent crime and stock-theft prevention, as well as social and economic stability.

The National Commissioner has reiterated the SAPS’s Turnaround Vision Outcome 7: Comprehensive Rural Development which states The combating of stock theft and farm attacks, implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy which focuses on rural safety, infrastructure and a rural safety framework. We are looking into increasing the capacity needed to effectively combat crime in rural and farming communities and we will during this financial year, embark on a recruitment drive to enlist police reservists, said General Sitole.

Source: South African Police Service