LEPHALALE — Thys Eloff, chairman of the Community Policing Forum (CPF), made an urgent appeal to the community during last Thursday’s CPF meeting to report all incidents of crime.
“Don’t decide before the time that nothing will come of it or that it is not important enough,” he said.
He also specifically asked that all incidents also get reported to the service room for later reference. ”Even if you don’t succeed in getting the police to the scene, an entry will be made into the occurrence book (OB),” he said. He emphasised that it gives a distorted picture of the real crime situation if not all crime is reported. So when additional man power or vehicles are requested it does not seem to be necessary.
Thys reckons there are between 50 to 60 cases a month that are not reported to the SAPS. He said one must insist on a OB number when you open a case.