National police commissioner General Khehla Sithole announced a few projects they’ll be embarking on with the help from Alexandra young people. Sithole announced this projects which aim to curb crime in one of dangerous South African township Alexandra at the crime imbizo that was held at Alex stadium on 16 February.
One of the young people who was among the community raising issues highlighted the importance of having camera’s at intersection like one in cnr 13th ave and Vincent Tshabalala (London) road “We have cameras on London rd but half of the time their not functioning. We can’t be having camera’s only protecting suburbs but in places where there’s high crime rate there’s nothing. As young people we want to bring to your office an app that will assist in placing these digital systems”.
“Deputy minister I’m sure you have seen the manual way of arresting thugs is failing, what’s happening in the fourth industrial revolution within the policing sector.” Questioned the lady.
Responding to the app idea Sithole said those who raised the issue should be part of its implementation “Those with ideas of how this app should work will form part of the Alexandra Online Policing Action plan and other programs to help fight crime.” Said General.
Cctv surveillance camera’s have assisted police officers in apprehending those who commit crime either at residential, in the streets or shopping centre’s several times. It becomes easy for the police to look for the suspect when they have the graphics of them.
Sithole announced that an Alexandra Online Policing Action plan should be introduced and will encompass the App which they need to work with other technology companies to initiate it and drone policing which has already been initiated and the national police commissioner would be signing its policy.
“On drone policing plan Alexandra police station will be a national pilot and other police station where the program will be introduced”.
Alexandra Safer City Action plan which consist of the cctv camera system and other programs will be introduced too.