09 October 2019 - NW1025
Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Police
(1) Whether the Elsburg Police Station is equipped to respond to rural safety callouts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether rape kits have been allocated to the specified police station; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what are the details of the shortage of ammunition at the specified police station, (b) by what date will the shortage be supplied and (c) what are the reasons that the specified police station does not have a police officer allocated to the cells within the station; (4) whether police officers at the police station comply with the requirements for maintenance shooting given the shortage of ammunition; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) what number of (a) sectors are within the specified police station and (b) vehicles have been allocated to each sector?
(1) Although the Elsburg Police Station does not have a dedicated rural safety vehicle or equipment, the sector patrol vehicles respond to rural safety call-outs.
(2) Sufficient kits are available and kept at the Germiston Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Protection (FCS) Unit, for control purposes.
(3)(a) There is sufficient ammunition at the Elsburg Police Station.
(3)(b) Not applicable.
(3)(c) The appointment of a specified police officer at the cells is being addressed.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) members, who are posted in the Community Service Centre perform the cell-related duties.
(4) Yes, the police officers at the Elsburg Police Station does comply with the official requirements pertaining to maintenance shooting. There is sufficient ammunition at the Elsburg Police Station.
(5)(a) There are three sectors within the Elsburg Police Station area.
(5)(b) One vehicle is allocated to each sector.