The past month has kept us busy! 29 successful arrests were made in December, and a total of 72 criminal and municipal incidents were reported in the GP/OKCID area. As always, we would like to thank our amazing team for continuing to make our city a cleaner, safer place to stay.
The highest number of incidents were again of theft from motor vehicles. There were 17 incidents of this crime reported last month. This serves as another reminder to make sure you are not leaving any valuables in your car. We also remind residents to park in well-lit areas, visible to the public, and to double check that cars are locked as there is a real threat of car jamming.
The second most commonly reported incident was of motor vehicle accidents, with ten reports last month. Please keep these three things in mind whenever you are behind the wheel to prevent accidents:
Wear a safety belt. It takes a moment and could save your life. Before you start the car, make sure everyone is buckled up. It is safer for young children to be in the back seat wearing a safety belt in case of collision. Let’s protect the future of our nation with a simple change.
- The city is full of pedestrian activity. Please drive carefully and remain aware to the movements of those on foot. Be especially vigilant in crowded areas.
- Keep your valuables out of sight when driving. Have them in your boot or under the seat of your car to make your vehicle less of a target.
There were six planned operations executed in conjunction with the SAPS. Our collaboration with law enforcement is just one of the many ways we are working towards securing the safety of our community.
If you care about your community and would like to be part of our continued efforts to improve the area, why not become a board member? You can make a real impact and always be abreast of what’s happening nearby. All we need from you is attendance at four board meetings a year. Find out more information here.
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)
082 217 1386