The police initiated a high-density crime prevention operation in Roodepan.
SAPS members from the Roodepan police station, in conjunction with the Community Police Forum, Community in Blue patrollers, Safety Participants, Women Against Crime, Youth Against Crime, Spiritual Crime Prevention, the Department of Correctional Services and the Kimberley K9 unit, engaged in a high-density crime prevention operation in Roodepan on May 13.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said the operation was initiated in answer to concerns raised by the Roodepan community regarding the high prevalence of crimes such as murder, violence against women and children, drug trafficking, and burglaries at business and residential premises.
“A vehicle checkpoint was conducted during which vehicles and persons were stopped and searched, while search warrants were issued for residences that were visited,” said Sam.
He added that compliance inspections were conducted at several tuck shops that were reported to be selling liquor and drugs.
“Eight traffic fines and a liquor compliance fine were issued.”
The Roodepan station commander, Colonel Pieter Jansen, commended the community structures for their support and assistance and thanked police officials for displaying high levels of professionalism in the execution of their duties and the fight against crime.
He urged the community of Roodepan to work together with the police to address crime in the Roodepan station precinct.