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Honeydew CPF volunteer patroller heads awarded

HONEYDEW – The Honeydew CPF expressed appreciation for the role that volunteers play in the community in their patroller's programme.

Honeydew Community Police Forum (CPF) recently presented members Kenneth Lekalakala and Jon Rosenberg with certificates of appreciation for the role that they play in the community for heading up their voluntary patrollers programme.

The programme is an initiative to increase visibility in community patrolling throughout the Honeydew policing precinct. “We have prearranged nights where volunteers go out onto the streets in teams to patrol for potential criminal activity. Our patrollers are the eyes and ears for the police, and if there are any incidents, they are reported immediately to the correct people,” said the Honeydew CPF’s Michael Steyn.

Honeydew CPF chairperson Obert Mlauzi presents Jon Rosenberg with a certificate of appreciation. Photo: Supplied

Lekalakala oversees Sector 4 which covers the Cosmo City and Zandspruit area and has a large number of patrollers that work with him. Rosenberg oversees sectors 1, 2 and 3.

These areas include Bromhof, Sundowner, Randpark Ridge, Weltevredenpark, Little Falls, Strubensvalley, Radiokop, Honeydew and Ruimsig, and has nearly 60 patrollers in the area. “We are grateful to have people like Kenneth and Jon who offer up their spare time to drive the patroller programmes. We also appreciate their teams’ dedication who offer up their own time to keep the community safe,” said Steyn.

Honeydew CPF’s Michael Steyn. Photo: Supplied

Rosenberg said, “I am honoured to have received this certificate of appreciation but it’s a team effort and the certificate is shared with every one of the patrollers. You guys and girls are awesome and it’s a privilege working with you all. Be proud of what you do, you are making a difference in our community.

Thank you for your time and dedication, it doesn’t go unnoticed, and is much appreciated.” The CPF would like to extend an invitation to those that were willing to support the programme. “Volunteers are residents who live in the Honeydew policing precinct and if anyone would like to participate in the programme, this would be encouraged. They are also welcome to try out for one night to see if the programme is for them,” said Steyn.

He added that there was always a need for local businesses to sponsor the programme. “Our volunteers do a fantastic job in assisting the community where they can but there is always a need for safety equipment, such as high visibility jackets, bulletproof vests, torches, traffic cones and more.”

Details: Sponsorships, Michael Steyn 084 496 3852; volunteering, Jon Rosenberg jon@jrestates.co.za

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