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NC police visit schools to promote safety

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In an effort to bolster school safety, the past week saw the police visit several schools across the Frances Baard and John Taolo Gaetsewe districts. This initiative was a joint venture between the SAPS and the Northern Cape Department of Education.

The police confiscated tobacco and vaping products. Picture: SAPS

IN AN EFFORT to bolster school safety, the past week saw the police visit several schools across the Frances Baard and John Taolo Gaetsewe districts. This initiative was a joint venture between the SAPS and the Northern Cape Department of Education.

Colonel Cherelle Ehlers, spokesperson for the Northern Cape police, reported that officers from the Kimberley, Roodepan, Galeshewe, and Kagisho SAPS units conducted visits to schools in Kimberley and Delportshoop.

In a parallel endeavour, the police in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District, in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Family and Marriage Society of South Africa, visited schools in Kathu.

During thorough searches of the school premises, the police confiscated dangerous weapons and tobacco and vaping products.

In addition to the searches, the police also conducted awareness interventions. These focused on addressing pressing issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, crimes related to gender-based violence, and bullying.

The aim is to create safer, more conducive environments for learning in schools in the Northern Cape.

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