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Title: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality


1
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
SAFETY AND SECURITY
METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE
2
Vision 2020
  • The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Area practices
    social justice in a culture of public
    participation guided by an efficient,
    accountable, non racial, non sexist and
    sustainable municipality that focuses on
    sustainable environmental, social and economic
    development, improving quality of life of its
    communities in a secured, safe and tourist
    friendly environment.

3
Current Situation
  • No Municipal Police Service
  • Operational Traffic Service
  • Operational Security Service
  • Community Based Anti Crime Volunteers
  • Crime Prevention Strategy
  • Implementation of CCTV Cameras at problem
    locations
  • Active involvement and co-operation with SAPS

4
MPS Establishment
  • Since 1998 a number of investigations were done.
  • Financial constraints hampered the establishment
    of a MPS
  • Alternative involvement whilst preparing for the
    establishment of a MPS
  • Traffic officer conversion training
  • Training of Security Staff
  • Training of Community Based Volunteers
  • Drafting of crime prevention strategy
  • Community Safety Forum Established
  • CCTV Cameras Roll out in progress

5
MPS Establishment Requirements
  • Public surveys suggest that one of the key
    demands of ordinary citizens is for a more
    visible police presence.
  • Response times to complaints and incidents should
    be acceptable.
  • Therefore
  • It is absolutely essential that once a MPS have
    been established that it delivers on the public
    expectations.
  • Half measures will rather act negatively than
    assist with crime prevention.

6
MPS Establishment Requirements Cont
  • Staff Requirements - Availability
  • Staff is a primary requirement for a Police
    Service.
  • Current Staff Availability
  • Traffic 70 Trained 40 Pending Training. Total
    - 110.
  • Security 60 Trained - 20 Pending Training. Total
    - 80
  • Volunteers 400 trained as peace officers only.
  • Staff Requirements Additional
  • Current avg MPS Officer to Civilian ratio in SA
    is 12580
  • Proposed avg ratio is 1974 (Countrywide survey)
  • NMBM Population 1,2mil
  • Minimum level of staff - Current avg ratio 500
    officers.
  • Proposed acceptable ratio Proposed avg
    ratio1230 officers.

7
Estimated Cost to Establish a MPS in NMBM
  • Since the current ave ratio already proved
    insufficient budget is calculated on the proposed
    ratio of 1974 i.e. 1230 officers.
  • Current Budget R119,295,560
  • Proposed Additional Budget R174 200 000
  • Except if other sources of finance can be found
    this is an increase of 34 in Rates.
  • Therefore the implementation should be done in
    phases over a three year period.

8
Municipal Involvement
The Concept of Community Safety Forums
9
Co-operation with the Safety and Security Cluster
  • Community Safety Forum with SAPS as well as
    Business and NGOs. Quarterly
  • Active participation in JOINTS Meetings. -
    Quarterly
  • Interdepartmental Forum, Traffic, SAPS,
    Correctional Services, Justice. Monthly
  • Representation and involvement on all Community
    Police Forums Officials and councillors.
  • Crime prevention through environmental design
    i.e. street lighting, bush clearing.
  • Through efficient municipal management reduce
    vacant premises, plots, buildings.
  • Community participation against crime as part of
    the Khusela Abahlali programme.

10
Co-operation with the Safety and Security Cluster
  • Joint operations against places of entertainment
    and taverns etc. in terms of
  • Enforcement of municipal bylaws such as fire
    safety, crowd control.
  • Licensing and building standards.
  • Traffic legislation such as drunken driving
    unruly behavior etc.
  • Involvement with the establishment of a community
    court.

11
Co-operation with the Safety and Security Cluster
  • Active involvement in the implementation of
    Sector Policing initiative.
  • Information sharing within the criminal justice
    system.
  • Contributing to profile registers of common
    offenders for identified priority crimes and drug
    dealers.
  • Contributing to rehabilitation programs of
    common offenders.
  • Supporting gun-free society initiatives.
  • Drafting co-operation agreements and project
    plans with Stepping Stone. (Integrated Justice
    Centre)
  • Drafting co-operation agreements with Department
    of Education at district level.
  • Drafting co-operation agreements and project
    plans with school principals and governing
    committees.

12
Co-operation with the Safety and Security Cluster
  • Deployment of 136 Community based volunteers in
    all Police Stations areas as part of the Sector
    Policing Programme. - Ongoing
  • A further 218 are deployed at identified Crime
    hotspots. - Ongoing
  • Joint Roadblocks with SAPS, Security, Traffic
    Officers and Volunteers.
  • Operate 4 regional offices and victim support
    centres. To be expanded to 8
  • Play an active role in the Safer Schools
    Programme
  • Supporting visible policing operations to address
    fear of crime by
  • improving public communication on the street and
    at peoples homes.
  • improving street level law enforcement

13
Contribution to Social Crime Prevention
  • Actual effect difficult to quantify
    preventative rather than reactive policing.
  • Feedback from the community Positive
  • Feedback from the SAPS Positive
  • Since 2002 joint festive season. programmes
    proved extremely successful.
  • Implementation of a security master plan for the
    Metro.

14
Thank You
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