Perjury An Issue For Police
Perjury An Issue For Police: Benoni police are again warning and urging the public against reporting false cases. “A case of perjury will be registered against any person opening a false case and you will be arrested. “We have also realised that people get involved in accidents and, for insurance purposes, report their vehicles as stolen, which is also perjury.” “On several occasions we warned the public to try to beef up the security on their vehicles, like installing an alarm system, a steering lock or a tracking device,” Sekele concluded. “People must know we have competent detectives who leave no stone un turned during their investigations,” said Capt Nomsa Sekele, Ekurhuleni Central Cluster SAPS spokesperson. Previously in a published article Sekele and Benoni Police Station commander Brig Johan Jacobs were quoted as saying false reports are a big problem for the Benoni SAPS.
For community policing to be successful, it is important for members of the community to realise and accept that they also have a social and moral obligation to assist and support the SAPS in the fight against crime, and other forms of social disorder. With the support and involvement of the community, the police will be in a position to meet the safety and security needs of the country.
Community organisations and development workers have to cooperate with Community Policing Forums to mobilise community support in the fight against crime. This includes:
- Identifying crime hot spots and informing the police about problems
- Reporting any information on wanted suspects and illegal firearms
- Visiting schools with the SAPS to speak to learners and teachers
- Running Meducation and awareness campaigns on the community’s role to fight crime
- Mobilising civil society organisations to become active members of the community police forum
- Supporting the police in crime prevention initiatives
- Monitoring police service delivery
- Providing possible solutions or alternatives to constantly strengthen partnerships and improve service delivery.
Community participation and support in the fight against crime, can save lives.