SWARTKOPS: Building good partnerships with the community are not limited to adults. With the protection of women and children and the upcoming start to the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Children, as well as the festive season activities in mind, this message was made clear to visiting youths to Swartkops police station.
Swartkops SAPS station had an open day and was visited by the St Croix Sea Scouts from Bluewater Bay. They were given a tour of the station to all the various departments and were briefed on festive season safety hints and tips as well as education in crime awareness. The youth were informed about SAPS ethics and working policy and how the youth can become partners of policing. The main focus was gaining trust of these young and future generation of our community in SAPS.
A letter of appreciation given to the station by the children speaks for itself.