Question NW1523 to the Minister of Police

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27 August 2020 - NW1523

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the undertaking by the Government to place additional police officers at Forest High School in Johannesburg after a stabbing incident, (a) on what date will the officers be placed at the school, (b) what total number of officers will be placed at the school, (c) on which specific locations will the officers be placed, (d) what will be the job description of the specified officers, (e) how will the specified officers be monitored, (I)(i) to whom will the officers report and (ii) how often will the officers report to the specified person and (g) how is the local community involved in this initiative?


a) On 1 July 2019, the Forest High School was adopted by the Commander: Visible Policing, Booysens Police Station.


(b) Two members of the Social Crime Prevention: Booysens Police Station prioritise the high school with scheduled and unscheduled visits.


© Routine patrols are conducted daily by the Sector Manager and police vehicles are deployed, in the vicinity of the Forest High School and surrounding area, to enhance police visibility.


(d) The functions include, the searching of identified areas within the school premises, as well as conducting awareness programmes, which include presentations on bullying, sexual offences, as well as drug and substance abuse, with special attention given to identified learners.


(e) Weekly and monthly accountability sessions are held with the relevant officers.


(f)(i) The relevant officers report to the Station Commander and the Visible Policing Commander, Booysens Police Station.

(f) (ii) The relevant police officers report on a weekly and monthly basis, during the accountability sessions.


(g) The Booysens Police Station is in partnership with local security companies and patrollers, who assist with the activities, listed above.


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