Approximately 57 members of AfriForum’s neighbourhood watches in Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Kempton Park, Germiston and Springs on 28 August 2019 received vehicle control point (VCP) training. This training was presented in Kempton Park by Col. Wouter Heyneke, an SAPS reservist in Kempton Park.
The training mainly focused on applicable definitions, judicial requirements, execution and safety aspects of SAPS road blocks. The positioning, management, logistics, as well as the correct procedures to demobilise and search vehicles while also searching people – everything under the leadership of the SAPS – were discussed.
Col. Heyneke emphasised the importance of communities increasingly becoming involved in the fight against crime. “The SAPS is only as competent and powerful as the community allows. The community is the eyes and ears of the police.”
“The training was a huge success and once again highlights the importance of community participation in safety initiatives in our town. This partnership is indispensable and we ought to develop and extend it on a daily basis,” says Gerhard Cilliers, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Brakpan branch.
Become involved at your local AfriForum neighbourhood watch today: SMS “Buurtwag” to 45342 (R1).