Servamus interviewed a few former police members to find out about their “lives after the police” and a community member who joins the fight against crime – especially environmental crime. Read their stories from pp 20-26 in Servamus: November 2017.
With the latest crime statistics being released at the end of October, it sketches a less positive picture. We look at alternative ways in which citizens choose to protect themselves. Read the article from pp 14-19 in Servamus: November 2017.
It is always a privilege to participate in awards ceremonies where excellent police work is recognised. Thanks to Trackers individual police members and units have been awarded for their fight against vehicle crime for the 18th time! Read the article from pp 46-49 in Servamus: November 2017.
Recently, former officers of the SAPS from Pietermaritzburg were invited by officers from Durban to meet at the Japanese Gardens, Durban North, to get to know each other. Two generals were among those attending, namely Maj-Gen Ramsaroop and Maj-Gen Oswald Reddy. Several brigadiers and colonels also attended. It is envisaged that the interaction will take place regularly.
Police members from Napier Police Station were busy with crime prevention duties in Sarel Cilliers Street in Napier when a white Nissan Tida, driving at a high speed, passed them around 23:00 on 11 October 2017.
They followed the vehicle, whereafter the driver lost control and collided into a house. Upon investigation, the members found blue plastic bags on the rear seat of the car and in the boot containing abalone. A total of 1313 abalone was confiscated and a Somalian male was arrested.
Well done to W/O Roland Dyers, Sgt Johan Davids, Const Gavin Wessels and Const Busukwe.
Const I F Davids
After nearly two years of devotion to a case of aggravated robbery, a Westville SAPS detective secured 15 year sentences for two accused in a Pinetown court during the end of September 2017.
On an afternoon in the second week of November 2015, a community member was walking home along Roger Sishi Road in Westville. At the time we had experienced several robberies along a particular stretch of that road, targeting mainly domestic workers. The area, by its geography, is suited to common and aggravated robbery as it runs alongside the four lane M19, while the opposite was covered with dense bush into which suspects could flee. On that particular afternoon, the complainant was held up by the two accused who produced a knife and demanded his belongings. The complainant began to struggle but was quickly overpowered and the suspects fled.