GREENWOOD – In an attempt to create a more conducive learning environment for scholars and school staff, SAPS Greenwood Park and the Dept of Education have created a long term partnership to ensure safety and security and right conduct in schools. Through this partnership all schools in the area have been linked to the police station so that school safety plans are drafted and planed out for action. Greenwood SAPS have already began with part one of the initiative and have conducted random searches where pupils and school property were searched for illegal substances and dangerous weapons. Several cellphones, lighters, electronic items,cutters and sharp weapons were confiscated from pupils.
“These types of crime prevention strategies are well received by the community as it plays a part in ensuring the safety of the scholars , facilitators and the community, we will be carrying out these operations throughout the year, ” said, Greenwood Park, Communications Officer W/o Leon Audh.