Law Enforcement Vehicle

DPV is working with neighbouring watches to raise money for a vehicle for our voluntary law enforcement officers. The vehicle will be dedicated to the city bowl areas. 

For this we need R100 000.

The vehicle will be used by Ryan Morris and his team.  They are residents in our area and have friends and families here. They also have jobs and family and keep us safer, after hours and on weekends. They know what needs to be done, are legally qualified and have the street skills to do so.

Currently they rely on a vehicle supplied by the City of Cape Town. 

But often, given priorities and emergencies outside City Bowl, the vehicle is withdrawn or the officers are deployed elsewhere.

This vehicle will be dedicated to our neighbourhoods.

Currently we rely on one SAPS vehicle shared with OH to respond to issues. A dedicated vehicle will effectively double our uniformed crime fighting power.

Law Enforcement Vehicle Project

Target R100 000. With the other City Bowl Neighbourhood Watches we want to fund a vehicle dedicated to the City Bowl area for law enforcement: search, arrest and bylaw enforcement.

The vehicle will be used by voluntary Law Enforcement Officers from the City Bowl for law enforcement officers.

Who are the Law Enforcement Officers?

Ryan Morris and his team live in DPV and neighbouring areas. They are our neighbours, friends and family.

They have jobs and families yet take the time to help keep us safe after hours and on weekends.

They are trained by the City in Law Enforcement. As fully qualified officers they have the power to search and arrest criminals. They have gone through a serious training program which includes the street skills to deal with any kind of offender.They also have the power to deal with people not complying with City Bylaws.

Because they live in the City Bowl they understand what happens and what needs to be done in this area.

Safer Streets - Better Together

We call on everyone in our area, residents – whether property owners and tenants or visitors, and businesses.
If all our 4500 households contributed just R30 a month (that’s the cost of a cup of coffee at a restaurant) we would make target and be able to do still more. Pay now by Snapscan or set up a monthly internet banking payment to our account. 

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OR USE SNAPSCAN

Encourage your neighbours and friends to contribute and to sign up for DPV via the link www.dpvwatch.co.za/membership Find DPV Neighbourhood Watch on Facebook and follow us for updates, ask questions, get answers and more.

Join us in making our neighbourhood safer.

For more information email chairman@DPVwatch.co.za or contact@dpvwatch.co.za or call our landline 021 461 2937

Why a vehicle?

Just because they are from our area and just because the team give up their personal time for us, they deserve all our support.

But there is more – a very practical issue.

To be effective they need to be able to respond in real time and that means using a Vehicle.

Right now they use a vehicle supplied and funded by the City of Cape Town.

In theory this is good. In practice it works out like this:

They have to drive in their own vehicles to Wynberg or even Muizenberg to get a vehicle. It’s the same effort to return the vehicle. This is a waste of valuable law enforcement time when they could be patrolling, stopping or arresting suspects.

A vehicle cannot be guaranteed by the City. If there are higher priorities, vehicles are sent to areas where the need for law enforcement vehicles.

At times the vehicles are tacky and not reliable.

Getting a vehicle dedicated to the City Bowl from secure parking on City premises in the City Bowl/CBD is, just so much more practical and increases the time they can work in our areas.

What will a Vehicle deliver?

What a vehicle will do is this:

Make up to 10 armed and trained law enforcement officers available in the City Bowl Neighbourhood Watch areas available on shifts of 3 to 4 officers, after working hours and over weekends

They will be in direct contact with us via the Watch radio systems.

This will make a serious contribution to law enforcement needs in our areas.

Current crime enforcement is via three SAPs vehicles in the combined Watch areas – while they do their best, one case, one issue can keep them occupied for hours. 

Given that there are 30 to 50 incidents a month just in the DPV area plus the 2 to 4 hours a day lost at the morning and evening shift change-over time, leads to a lot of SAPS unavailability. Ryan and his team with a dedicated vehicle can help fill the gaps.

Not just crime:  Some of the Officer are trained in emergency medical response. The vehicle will be properly equipped with the right equipment so the team an also assist with these emergencies, car accidents and more.

We call on all residents to support this vehicle and our other projects.We can help them to more for our area.

If we raise more we can start working towards getting another vehicle.

DPV is working with neighbouring watches to raise money for a vehicle for our voluntary law enforcement officers. The vehicle will be dedicated to the city bowl areas. 

For this we need R100 000.

The vehicle will be used by Ryan Morris and his team.  They are residents in our area and have friends and families here. They also have jobs and family and keep us safer, after hours and on weekends. They know what needs to be done, are legally qualified and have the street skills to do so.

Currently they rely on a vehicle supplied by the City of Cape Town. 

But often, given priorities and emergencies outside City Bowl, the vehicle is withdrawn or the officers are deployed elsewhere.

This vehicle will be dedicated to our neighbourhoods.

Currently we rely on one SAPS vehicle shared with OH to respond to issues.A dedicated vehicle will effectively double our uniformed crime fighting power.