The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, is satisfied with the operational plans that have been put in place for the New Year’s crossover celebrations at identified hot spots in the province.
The multi-disciplinary operational plans will be implemented simultaneously in the province’s five districts, starting with the detectives’ suspects raiding operations across the province. This would be the first phase of implementation which will be followed by the second phase, high density operations in the morning of 31 December 2022 as the build up to the third phase of overnight cross over operations.
Thus far suspects raiding operations conducted during this week have resulted in the arrest of 926 wanted perpetrators for serious crimes, 178 undocumented persons, 17 for drug related offences, 137 for domestic violence related offences and 21 for rape.
Don’t drink and drive
Avoid unnecessary conflicts and arguments
Use a safe mode of transport
Use alcohol in a responsible manner
Report any suspicious behaviour and conduct to the police
The police would like to warn firearm owners against discharging their firearms in build-up and congested areas while celebrating the cross over the New Year as the repercussions would be dire for those in close proximity. Discharging a firearm in a public place remains a criminal offence.
All law abiding citizens are encouraged to report active criminal activity in their surroundings to the SAPS emergency number 10111.
The public may also send crime tip-offs via #MySAPSApp or contact the SAPS #CrimeStop number 08600 10111.
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