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Hillcrest SAPS closes temporarily for decontamination

The closure comes after a member tested positive for Covid-19.

HILLCREST SAPS has advised residents that the station has been temporarily closed. This comes after one of its members, at the Hillcrest Community Service Centre (CSC), tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, September 13.

Capt Linzi Smith, Hillcrest SAPS communications officer, said the CSC will now operate in front of the station utilising a vehicle.

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She said to access the station, the community can call 10111 for all emergencies and complaints which will be attended to accordingly.

“The telephone lines at Hillcrest police station’s Community Service Centre will not be accessible for the duration of the closure. However, service delivery will not be hampered.”

“The building will be decontaminated this afternoon, September 14,” added Smith.

The SAPS management apologised for any inconvenience that may arise from this. The public can also contact acting station commander Captain Parusnath on 084 549 7661, acting Vispol commander Captain Khanyile on 078 703 0867 or Captain Smith on 084 030 0007.

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