Community Safety to host Rural Safety Summit in Garden Route Municipality
On 17 and 18 October 2022, the Department of Community Safety will host its third District Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Garden Route District Municipality.
The Garden Route District Municipality is one of five District Municipalities where these summits take place. The Western Cape Government (WCG) views the safety and security of all communities in the Western Cape as a priority, including that of rural communities. To build on this strategic goal, the Department of Community Safety is, together with local safety stakeholders, working towards improving the wellness and safety of communities in district and local municipalities.
The Rural Safety Summit will address:
• The innovative use of integrated safety technology;
• Collaborative and integrated incident management processes; and
• The way forward in the District Municipality, through the lenses of the Whole-of-Society Approach and the Western Cape Safety Plan.
The Policing Needs and Priorities engagement will contribute to the development of a detailed, implementable and agreed upon safety plan at a local level to help improve safety in the Garden Route.
Various stakeholders – such as the Department of Agriculture, stakeholders from all spheres of Government, Community Police Forums (CPFs), the South African Police Service (SAPS), Farm Watches, Neighbourhood Watches (NHWs), the Garden Route District Municipality, the Western Cape Police Ombudsman, the Head of Department for Community Safety, Adv. Yashina Pillay, and the Minister for Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen – will form part of the Garden Route Rural Safety Summit and policing needs and priorities engagement.
The engagements are intended to contribute significantly to the prevention and reduction of violent crime and murders, by providing for greater integration and collaboration between safety stakeholders in the rural areas.
There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.
(NB: The Minister for Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will be in attendance on Day 2, 18 October 2022).
All Media are invited to attend:
Date: 17-18 October 2022
Time: 08:00 am – 15:00 pm
Venue: Protea by Marriott Hotel, King George Hotel, George
Address: King George Dr, King George Park, George, 6529
Deputy Director: Communications
Head of Communications
Directorate: Strategic Services and Communication
Department of Community Safety
Western Cape Government
Office: + 27 (0)21 483 6689
Mobile: + (0) 82 941 9434