750 recruits graduate for 2010 security work

LONG ARM OF THE LAW: KwaZulu-Natal efforts to combat crime during 2010 received a shot in the arm with the graduation of 750 recruits who will be deployed in hotspot areas throughout the province.  21/05/09. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. © Sowetan.
LONG ARM OF THE LAW: KwaZulu-Natal efforts to combat crime during 2010 received a shot in the arm with the graduation of 750 recruits who will be deployed in hotspot areas throughout the province. 21/05/09. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. © Sowetan.

Canaan Mdletshe

Efforts to crack down on criminals and petty crimes in KwaZulu-Natal during the 2010 World Cup received a boost when 750 new volunteers completed their training.

This takes to 1950 the number of recruits trained so far.

The volunteers, trained by England's Greater Manchester police, were recruited under the Volunteer Social Crime Prevention Project.

They will be deployed to help the SAPS and other crime prevention structures, said provincial MEC for community safety and liaison Bheki Cele.

Sergeant Gary Edwards of the Greater Manchester police, who was one of the trainers, said: "We trained them in crime scene management, how to take statements from victims and other basic elements and they adjusted pretty well."

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