| CID NEWSLETTER APRIL ISSUE |
What is happening in your CID?
The past month has seen various successes and challenges in the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CIDs which in turn have motivated and equipped us to continue to fulfill our mandate of fighting crime and grime in our areas.
As you may have read in a recent Cape Times article (see our news section), crime statistics in the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CIDs have decreased with 60% and 50% respectively since their inception. The reality is however, that incidences of crime do still occur.
The majority of crimes occurring in our areas are known as “B” crimes, or non-violent crimes. These are generally grouped under “transgression” of the by-laws which apply to the following: being drunk and disorderly; urinating in public; riotous behaviour; malicious damage to property; failure to comply with an instruction from a law enforcement official; littering; loitering and so forth.
Committed to seeing these crimes abolished, the CIDs, in conjunction with the applicable law enforcement officials, have adopted a ‘pro-active’ policing approach. This type of policing has proven to be very successful however, public participation is key. We therefore urge the public to bring the actions of individuals who transgress the by-laws to the attention of the CID patrols and/or SAPS officials as this enables us to address these incidents and thus collectively reducing crime.
To reinforce this we are implementing an ‘Eyes and Ears’ program which encourages any member of the public to report suspicious behaviour either telephonically or via e-mail. Our guarantee is that your tip off will be anonymous and that only the police will get your valuable information. In so doing you can assist in reducing crime and perhaps even prevent crime from happening in the first place. Please contact 082 333 0232 or report an incident online.
As you may have noticed, the CIDs have recently re-branded the patrol uniforms and vehicles. This is to assist the public in spotting and identifying the CID officials and to distinguish us from other law enforcement officials, hence eliminating any confusion. Click here to read more about this initiative and to view our new look.
On the upgrade and improvement front, the CIDs have recently added value to the Oranje-Kloof area by successfully completing a pavement upgrade initiative in Kloof Street. Click here to read more.
There are a number of upgrades planned for both the Oranje-Kloof and Green Point CIDs and we welcome your suggestions and feedback. Please email us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GP and OK CID Team
“Improving our area for all”
Jonathan Basson: Recently appointed OK and GP CID Contract Manager
After living in Cape Town for nearly 20 years, Jonathan Basson knows what the community needs to feel safe and how to best protect the city. Having worked his way up the ranks in G4S he is well-equipped to take on his new role as Contract Manager the Oranje-Kloof and Green Point CIDs, looking at the logistical position with fresh eyes and new ideas ...[know more]
Oranje-Kloof City Improvement District upgrades areas in Kloof St
Moving towards their vision to be Cape Town´s leading supplementary service provider for a safe, clean, attractive and accessible business and residential environment, the Oranje-Kloof City Improvement District (OK CID) has recently completed a successful pathway reconstruction and upgrade project in the popular Kloof Street with the assistance of the City's Parks & Recreation Department.
New CID uniforms and vehicle branding increases visibility
The Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CID patrol vehicles and guard uniforms have recently been re-branded for increased visibility. Your safety and security is their reason for existence and so we urge residents and visitors in the area to look out for and make use of their 24-hour services.
CIDs help TMSAG
CIDs extending a helping hand to the Table Mountain Safety Action Group (TMSAG) Recognising their contribution towards increasing security and safety on Table Mountain, the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof City Improvement Districts recently extended a helping hand to the Table Mountain Safety Action Group (TMSAG) by donating much needed equipment to the volunteer-driven group.
Established in February 2007 following a series of high profile attacks on the mountain, TMSAG is made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about making Table Mountain safer for all its visitors, both local and foreign.
Neighbouring CIDs join forces
Formed in January this year under the leadership of Muneeb Hendricks, Security Manager of the Central City Improvement District (CCID), the joint City Improvement Districts (CIDs) Forum aims to maximize their individual and collective impact by pro-actively working together towards a safer city for all.