Getting Training and Equipment for Your Neighbourhood Watch
The Department of Community Safety offers a two day Neighbourhood Watch training course. The training is provided within communities throughout the Western Cape at a community hall within the area. Training is free of charge and all logistics relating to training and catering is provided by the Department of Community Safety.
This training module is the first step towards developing a comprehensive curriculum for Neighbourhood Watch Structures and is considered as the entry level or “Basic Training” which is compulsory for all Neighbourhood Watch Structures. This is seen as the “Orientation” phase and will be complimented with future learning “building blocks” that will address opportunities to commit crime and the prevention thereof.
Equipment is distributed to the Local Community Police Forum; it is then distributed to the Neighbourhood watch. The Local Community Police Forum is held accountable as they are the custodians in ensuring the safe keeping of the equipment.
Kindly be informed that the current application process is subject to change once Section 6 of Western Cape Community Safety Act has been promulgated. A new processes will be implemented which will be aligned to Section 6 of the Act.
APPLYING FOR TRAINING FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBERS
All interested Neighbourhood Watch Structures must apply on behalf of their members and must contact Ms N Ximiya or Ms Kristie Joubert for the application forms. Once completed the application form must be forwarded to this office via email as indicated below.
Ms Ayesha Fortune
Mr Gary Cornberg
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|Government Body:||(Western Cape Government)|