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Military veterans to be deployed as Crime Prevention Wardens

They are being recruited to assist the police and traffic officials with law enforcement across Gauteng province.

VEREENIGING. – The fourth and latest cohort of Crime Prevention Wardens have arrived in town and will be receiving their orientation at the Vereeniging Show Grounds for the next two weeks.

After their orientation the group of about 130 wardens – which consists of military veterans – will be receiving basic military training for three months as a refresher course at various military bases.

The latest cohort of Crime Prevention Wardens consists out of military veterans. Photo: Christiaan Cloete

Over 1 700 new wardens across Gauteng province are being recruited to assist the police and traffic officials with law enforcement across the province.

The median age of the latest intake of wardens is higher than the previous cohorts. They will most likely be deployed at schools for the purposes of crime prevention.

The purpose of these Crime Prevention Wardens, who will be conferred with peace officer status, is to strengthen the existing law enforcement officials in the fight against crime and to combat lawlessness and vandalism in the province.

The latest cohort of Crime Prevention Wardens during a drill at the Vereeniging Show Grounds. Photo: Christiaan Cloete
The latest cohort of Crime Prevention Wardens are being trained at the Vereeniging Show Grounds. Photo: Christiaan Cloete

 

 
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