Montclair SAPS, in partnership with the Montclair Community Policing Forum, is encouraging the leaders of faith-based organisations as well as youth, aged between 18 and 35, living in the Montclair policing precinct, to take an active part in addressing crime in the area.

These areas would include Yellowwood Park, Woodhaven, Woodlands, Montclair, Clairwood, and Mobeni. Faith-based organisations are ideally positioned in communities and have a crucial role to play in reducing crime from a spiritual point of view.

This collaborative approach aims to reduce crime through addressing the root causes, which are poverty, breakdown in family structures, beliefs and so on.

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Police aim to engage with youth to establish a platform that will allow young people to take collective responsibility, prevent crime, address social conditions influencing offending, public education, awareness campaigns to address GBV, human trafficking, moral regeneration, and crime prevention through sport against crime programmes and initiatives. In partnership, police and stakeholders aim to develop common approaches and objectives to fight crime further to recognise partnerships as a very effective way of tackling crime and related issues.

Should you wish to form part of the Montclair SAPS Spiritual Crime Prevention Forum or the Youth Crime Prevention Desk, please accept this invitation to attend a meeting, which will be held as follows:

  • Date: July 24
  • Time: 6:30pm (6pm for registration)
  • Kindly bring a copy of your ID and proof of residence
  • Venue: Traybang Moth Hall, 199 Kenyon Howden, Montclair.

For more information, contact Lt Col VP Moodley at Montclair SAPS on 031 462-6217/ 19. Alternatively, contact the Montclair CPF chairman, Rave Naidoo, on 084-461-4732.