27 August 2020 - NW1699
Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police
Whether there are any plans to re-open the Kocksoord Police Station in the Randwest Local Municipality to cater for the rural communities; if not, what (a) are the reasons for the police station not to be re-opened and (b) other plans are in place to ensure the safety of the rural communities affected by the closure of the specified police station; if so, on what date will the specified police station be re-opened?
The feasibility study, into the reopening of the Kocksoord Satellite Police Station was finalised with the recommendation that it be re-established, as a Satellite Police Station. The completed feasibility study is currently circulating, for recommendations and a decision.
The re-opening of the Kocksoord Satellite Police Station can only be effected after the approval thereof.
Rural Policing is conducted by the Randfontein Police Station. The police station was issued with a dedicated vehicle for rural safety and the sector patrol vehicle is also utilised, when necessary.
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MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP