The Green Point Neighbourhood Watch is now a registered neighbourhood watch and will receive support from the City of Cape Town as well as the provincial Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety.

The Green Point Neighbourhood Watch was formed in 2012 and patrol sector 1, the area between Boundary Road and Glengariff Road, serving approximately 10 000 residents.

“As a registered neighbourhood watch we are also allowed to patrol the area. We will also be involved in various activities for watches that the City and provincial government organises from time to time,” said Peter Flentov, the chairman for the watch.

“We started patrols two weeks ago and plan on patrolling the area on a regular basis. This past Friday two of our patrollers participated with SAPS in a visible policing operation in Lower Green Point,” he said.

According to Mr Flentov, they have patrolled in clearly marked vehicles but intend to conduct foot patrols as well, and the watch is also linked with an armed response company, Avenue Response.

“Every patrol has a Green Point Neighbourhood Watch radio holder that is part of the patrol so that suspicious activity can be radioed in to Avenue Response and SAPS,” he said.

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Source: Atlantic Sun