A team of 200 men and women in blue has been dispatched to KwaZulu-Natal to work with local police to restore stability to the province and fight crime.
In a statement dated Friday the SAPS announced Deputy Provincial Commissioner Maj-Gen Phumelele Makoba welcomed a group from the National Stabilization Team to the province that will work with local police in high crime areas such as Umlazi, Inanda, Plessislaer and Emanguzi.
< p>“For these high crime stations, special operations are planned to reduce crime and arrest wanted suspects.”
Makoba updated them on the criminal threats in the province.
“These additional operations are much needed and we are so glad that we will be able to increase our crime-fighting efforts in the province. We will use these additional police officers to supplement our troops during our crime-fighting operations,” she said.
The boost to crime-fighting in the province comes from recent reports that the police service is both local and local operates nationally hampered by a lack of resources at stations, including staff and cars.
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