News: February 2021

Dear Residents

With lockdown regulations eased and the curfew now from 23:00-04:00 we suspect that crime will start to spike again. Our first incidents took place over the last weekend of January 2021.

Remember, we in the Henley Community Police Forum are all local residents, volunteers. who try to look out for our neighbours and each other. We are not a security company providing armed response.

Our role is to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) by being “eyes and ears” and keeping them accountable for doing their work as mandated by our constitution.

Although we, as the HCPF, do try to patrol throughout the village, there are not that many of us and  so we have to concentrate on hotspot areas and time zones. We plan our patrols according to reported activities and incidents.

That is why it is essential to report incidents as soon as possible to SAPS and the HCPF.

Our patrol/control team is the heart and soul of HCPF. Without their willingness to volunteer we would not be able to react to incidents where help is needed. We need more volunteers to help us in the fight against crime!

By giving your time you can help. We ask only 2 to 4 hours a month, which is not that much. Some patrollers/controllers do anything from 10 to 36 hours a month; on patrol, as first responders to accidents and emergencies, as controllers, on the victim empowerment team, manning the HCC (HCPF Command Centre on Ewelme Road), helping with fund raising and membership, or simply telling community members what the HCPF is doing.

HCPF general enquiries can be sent via SMS to 076 881 8437

Emergencies 081 813 3912 (Please note that you will be cut short if this is not an emergency as someone’s life could be in danger.)

HCPF Chairman

Marcel Esterhuysen

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