MOUTSE – The South African Police Service in Dennilton within Sekhukhune district recently embarked on a safer school awareness drive at Tlhako Secondary School in Moutse outside Groblersdal.
The safer school awareness initiative unfolded alongside an award handing over ceremony that was held at the school.
Sergeant Inanda Selala, Dennilton SAPS spokesperson, Visible Policing (VISPOL) Commander, Lieutenant Tshikonelo, Sergeant Masombuka and Young Civilians on Patrol (YCOP), proudly represented the police and their efforts were appreciated by Moutse Central Circuit Manager, Mister Vilakazi.
Vilakazi assured collaboration with the police through school initiative programmes in the fight against crime and the motivation of learners.
During the campaign, police were presented with certificates as a token of appreciation for the sterling work they have done so far in the schools within the precinct.
Furthermore, former matric learners who achieved high results last year were also congratulated and honoured by the school management.
Learners, educators and parents together stakeholders were conscientised on COVID-19 regulations compliance, sexual offences, domestic violence, effective use of suggestion boxes, house breaking and burglaries at schools, purchasing of stolen properties, how to report a missing person, safety tips at home and methods to keep the school safe at all times. They were also made aware of the importance of discipline and respect and dangers of substance abuse.
A total number of 170 pamphlets about sexual offences, safety tips and domestic violence were distributed as the campaign reached the end.