What's in it for me?
- Safety for my family
- Safety for my possessions
- Security in my community
- Peace of mind
Where does it start?
What can I do?
Protect my house with a good fence and a gate I can lock.
Make it difficult for the criminals to break in - good
locks, burglar bars etc.
Keep a good watch dog and/or geese
Don't keep large sums of money in the house and keep guns
Be aware at all times.
Know you neighbours.
Have an alarm system and good lighting, if possible.
What else can I do?
Know your neighbours
Develop a neighbourhood watch and a security system to
protect each other.
Develop a system to communicate with each other when there
is trouble - whistles, alarms, telephone, radio.
Make sure there are no dark places or tall grass that
criminals can hide in.
Tell your neighbourhood leader when you will be away.
Report the presence of suspicious people to your local
police station and your neighbourhood leader.
Ensure proper lighting.
Become known as a community who support and help each
Who can help us?
- and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)
- In your community the local police station commander is the chairman of
a GOCOC (Ground Operational Co-Ordinating Committee) to help protect
you. The GOCOC is a rural safety and protection structure which
links members of the community as well as farmers associations, tribal
authorities, farm watch, rural settlements and developing farmer groupings
with SAPS and SANDF. In fact any rural group who want to contribute
to rural safety.
What can the GOCOC do?
Solve problems itself. (The whole community is
Develop partnerships within the community to bring about
Identify problems which need special attention, or which
need to be referred to other structures.
Develop community communication systems.
Build trust within the community.
Enable all members of the community to get to know each
Identify suspicious behaviour and the presence of known
Develop strategies to counteract crime.
Build networks to gather information.
The GOCOC does not stand alone
A problem that cannot be resolved at GOCOC level is presented
to the sub-area, area, provincial or national committees where an ad hoc
priority committee can be established to attend to the problem
KZN has 6 AOCOCS (Police areas):
Umzimkulu, Durban, Midlands, Umfolozi, Tugela and Ulundi
|Your Station Commander is:
His phone number is: ______________