Lentegeur police station commander Colonel Herman Seals spoke to Muslim congregants during jumu’ah at Masjidul Mieftaag, corner of AZ Berman Drive and Marguerite Way, in Lentegeur on Friday December 15.
His visit formed part of the station’s partnership with faith-based organisations and their 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign.
They aim to build trust between the police and the community.
Colonel Seals advised congregants to save emergency numbers on their mobile devices and have them readily available. He added that they should never find themselves alone in a secluded area or walking alone across open spaces especially at night; and to always let family or friends know their whereabouts.
“It is of utmost importance that the community report all crime to police and where possible, the perpetrators thereof,” he said.
He urged the community not to take the law into their own hands.
Colonel Seals also said people could get a financial reward for supplying the police with information on crime and criminals.
Such information is always treated as highly confidential. Anyone with information can call Lentegeur Police on 021 377 500 or Crime Stop on 086 010 111.