09 October 2019 - NW1027
Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Police
Why does the Elsburg Police Station Victim Empowerment Centre not have a waiting room with a counsellor present as well as a room with a bed or cot in an environment that makes the victim feel safe, as the relevant rooms and office are utilised by office staff and not victim empowerment personnel? NW2181E
One of the offices of the Elsburg Police Station Victim Empowerment Centre was temporarily used as a communication office. However, the office was recently vacated and the centre is now fully established, with a waiting room and a room furnished with a cot and bed. In addition, there is a bathroom fitted with a shower, basin and toilet.
Trained Community Policing Forum (CPF) counsellors are available, on standby, to assist victims.
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GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
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GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE