What is CPF (Community Policing Forum) And why is it important to get involved?
The CPF, (Community Policing Forum) is a partnership with the members of the SAPS as well as members of the community (public).
Community Policing brings police and citizens together to prevent crime and solve problems within the neighbourhood.
Community policing is seen as an effective way to promote public safety and to enhance the quality of life within a community.
Ordinary Community members of the public, in the boundary of a police station can apply to become members of the Community Police Forum.
Monthly meetings are held at a designated venue in your community, where a police member must be present for the meeting to be official.
A dedicated member is selected to take minutes of the meeting.
Crime related issues are brought to light in these meetings and suggested solutions and strategies are discussed.
It is through that partnership that we are able to combat crime in our communities.
The CPF reports directly to their local Police Station on all issues of concern that occur in the community brought forward by the Community.