A Milnerton police boss has urged the public to report dirty cops.
Major General Aneeqah Jordaan told Monday night’s cluster meeting at the Milnerton police station that the police would not hesitate to investigate charges of corruption levelled against fellow officers.
“Since I have been Major General, we have taken down six members of our SAPS team because of them being ‘skollies’,” said the cluster commander.
“Unfortunately this happens and we need to root out the bad apples. We need the help of the people to help us find them though. If you see members of SAPS doing something illegal, let us know and we will look into it.”
She also cautioned neighbourhood watch members not to take unnecessary risks.
“The neighbourhood watches should be our eyes and ears. We do not ask you to put your life in danger. If there are suspicious activities that you have witnessed, please do not engage for your own safety,” she said.
Table View Community Police Forum chairman, David Harris said the relationship between the watches and the police was vital “if we are to fight crime and win”.
Also at the meeting, the police identified crime hot spots in the Milnerton cluster. Dunoon, followed closely by Joe Slovo, was a problem area for murder, attempted murder and rape, while break-ins and car thefts plagued Blaauwberg Road in Table View.