Community Policing Forum

Ramsgate Community Policing Forum

Dear Ramsgate Community We are pleased to report that although the incidents of major residential crimes (House Breaking, House robbery and theft) for May were marginally up over April, June recorded the quietest month and lowest crime rate in the history of the CPF. The past quarter is marked by a significant number of breakthroughs, arrests and recoveries as a consequence of a combination of increased foot patrols, increased real-time surveillance by our operational team supported by Margate SAPS and local armed response companies, and some very successful investigations by Margate detectives. The month of May produced a total of eight housebreakings, robbery and theft arrests and the recovery of stolen property. The suspect who committed a house Robbery on the 30th of March 2018, which left holidaymakers traumatized, was sentenced to 15 years in jail. The arrest was thanks to Mark Thomas from Wolf Security and the Ramsgate CPF SAPS members who were on the scene within minutes. A further 35 Class B arrests were made in May. This was followed in June by a further 60 Class B arrests and 1 Class A arrests. In a dramatic late-night incident, a stolen vehicle was immediately identified and intercepted entering Ramsgate and a number of weapons were recovered. We commend the detectives at the Margate Police station on their outstanding performance in solving a number of robbery cases. Continuous CPF foot patrols and surveillance exercises in targeted parts of the Ramsgate neighbourhood at night resulted in the red-handed arrests of criminals suspected of being part of the gang that has been terrorising our residents since January. Stolen property was recovered, and the perpetrators were charged and have been refused bail. We are grateful once again, to Brigadier Slabbert who authorized additional crime prevention vehicles in support of these exercises... read more

Ramsgate Community Policing Forum Newsletter

Ramsgate 31 March 2019 Welcome to 2019. How quickly time passes! We are already three months into the new year and much has happened, which the CPF would like to share. CRIME TRENDS Every year over the holiday period, we expect an increase in incidents of crime and this past season was no different However, over the last 3 years the operational team devised plans to combat this trend and together with the injection of the long-awaited funding, we were able to acquire a some very exciting technology as well as increase our compliment of Reservists, the combination of which has paid dividends in containing crime as much as increasing our arrest rate. Notwithstanding our efforts, Ramsgate saw an increase in incidents of housebreakings which once again, demanded a revised tactical approach. In the course of our efforts, the CPF operational team, together with Margate SAPS, identified members of an organized group of people that have been targeting Ramsgate. The special, combined, nighttime operations, led by the Margate SAPS and our CPF team and with the significant and entirely voluntary support of the armed response companies Maser, Wolf and occasionally helped by ADT Fidelity, tackled ongoing exercises throughout Ramsgate on a regular basis. As a consequence of these measures, we are happy to be able to confirm a meaningful drop in incidents as well as the arrest of perpetrators that have been linked to various crimes in our area and surrounds. OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT, The RCPF committee took some time to carefully evaluate and where possible, trial, a number of crime-fighting equipment, before the committee approved the purchase and deployment of these technologies. We anticipate that we will have completed this project by the end of the first quarter of 2019. This includes new community safety cameras that alert us... read more

Ramsgate Community Policing Forum Newsletter

Ramsgate is now one of the safest holiday destinations in South Africa and proudly welcomes all holiday visitors to it’s beautiful village and blue flag beach! We have recorded a commendable 46% decline in residential burglary and 62% drop in theft since 2016. Under the leadership of our SAPS Sector Commander, and vice chair of the CPF, Constable Chantell Young, a combined effort between Ramsgate CPF, Margate SAPS Cluster task team, Wolf Security and Maser Security, we launched a number of special crime prevention operations across the Ramsgate precinct over the past five months in a focussed drive to arrest habitual criminals and clear the streets of prostitution, liquor abuse and general bylaw contraventions.   The crime prevention cluster comprising the South African Police Services, Ray Nkonyeni Municipal Protection Services and the Ramsgate Community Policing Forum, are deployed 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the holiday season. Additional resources are deployed to the beaches and coastal walkways and in the village and this year, special attention is being given to the strict enforcement of municipal bylaws. LAW ENFORCEMENT ON PATROL 24/7 Records of reported crimes indicate that despite the increased level of policing, unsuspecting holiday makers are targeted by criminals presented by opportunity, the result of which regrettably skews our exemplary record of recorded incidents. Our visitors are requested to secure their personal valuables and cell phones during their stay, keep their apartments locked while away on the beach and please don’t leave valuables in motor vehicles. Help us keep reported incidents to a minimum!  Residents and visitors can play a major part in keeping Ramsgate safe! There are 9 official early warning WhatsApp Group, Security Sectors for Ramsgate only. If you need to report suspicious activities or make calls for help to the WhatsApp group... read more

RCPF Newsletter

The past three months have heralded a new beginning for the Ramsgate Community Policing Forum on so many different levels. A Special General Meeting was held on the 30th July where a new management committee was elected, and the constitution and the financial year were amended for corporate governance and administrative convenience, necessary to manage the flow of funds from the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality. Your committee has been hard at work reviewing best practice and technology in order to determine what combination of systems and process will deliver the most effective crime prevention solutions for the investment and that process is well advanced. Your Ramsgate CPF office has finally been given a much needed facelift, thanks largely to the generous support from Buco Hardware Supplies, Printco Signage, Elmo Electrical, Reka Fire & Safety Margate and Wolf Security. Our Operations Controller Quinn Meechan has been ‘man down’ for many weeks having suffered damage to her lungs and airway. Luckily, she is under care of a specialist and the condition is being treated with rest and medication. We wish her a speedy recovery.   Operationally, the Ramsgate village hasn’t seen so much activity in a great many years. Under the leadership of our SAPS Sector Commander, and vice chair of the CPF, Chantell Young, a combined effort between Ramsgate CPF, Margate SAPS Cluster task team, Maser Security, Wolf Security and backup and support provided by Fidelity ADT, launched a number of special crime prevention operations across the Ramsgate precinct over the past few months.   We record a very special word of appreciation to all members of the SAPS and Security personnel who regularly participate and to the security companies who give of their vehicles and teams, so we can maintain a safer Ramsgate.              ... read more

RCPF Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF THE 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING RAMSGATE COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM DATE: MONDAY THE 22nd OCTOBER 2018 TIME: 18H00 VENUE: LIONS COMMUNITY HALL, RAMSGATE The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Ramsgate Community Policing Forum has been called in accordance with the provisions of clause 6.1.1 of the Constitution. At the special general meeting of the RCPF held on the 30th July 2018, the financial year end was changed to coincide with that of the Ray Nkonyeni Municipal financial year ending June 2018. Accordingly, the accounts of the CPF for the financial year were closed as at the 30th June 2018 and handed in for the prescribed independent audit. Your committee plans to present the audited financials at the AGM as well as provide a crime report for the 12-month period ending June 2018. We also plan to provide the meeting with a report on crime prevention strategies and projects that have been undertaken to date as well as what is planned for the new 2018 to 2019 financial year. This notice is also provided early, in order to afford any business owner, resident or ratepayer of Ramsgate the opportunity to submit any item that they may wish to have discussed, to the Secretary of the RCPF at desk@ramsgatecpf.co.za for inclusion in the Agenda. We look forward to your attendance and support. Kind regards Lucia Nkomo... read more

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