Community outreach through radio stations

The South African Police Service in this Province is maximising safety education by sharing safety tips through the on-air radio Crime talk slots to create a safer environment in our communities during this festive period.

The programmes are ongoing aiming to strengthen strong partnership between the police and the media in the fight against crime.

The Maake Station Communication Officer Constable Manabe yesterday, 19 December 2017, conducted a live interview with listeners at Maruleng FM focusing on the following:

Stokvel clubs were once again urged to stop sharing cash but rather use electronic transfers.

People were also advised on elderly care.

ATM safety tips were also shared among listeners.

Meanwhile the Thohoyandou Cluster Communication Officer Lieutenant Colonel Malelo and Sergeant Dathi have conducted live interviews with the UNIVEN and Vhembe Radio Stations aiming to sensitize members of the community about criminal activities during this festive season.

Topics covered included the following:

The abuse of liquor;

Stokvel safer cash sharing methods;

Crimes including murder and robbery occurring at Crime hot spot areas;

Shoplifting

Theft out of/from motor vehicle at the Malls;

Robbery at the ATM; don't ask help and don't accept help from strangers and

Join neighbourhood watch.

Police encourage communities to practice safety and to be constantly aware of crime in their areas and to report Crime. Radio enhance the communication and partnership established with the community members and provide listeners to with an opportunity to call in and to share inputs on the police's approach in dealing with crime.

Source: South African Police Service