SAPS, PSL to host crime-prevention campaign in Clermont

The South African Police Service (SAPS) working together with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will be in Clermont on Friday, 12 October 2018 as part of the crime prevention campaign targeting the youth.

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This will be done ahead of this weekend’s MultiChoice Diski Challenge also scheduled for Clermont on Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday, about 220 school children from in and around Clermont area and 80 community members will converge at Clermont Sports Hall where the focus will be on a number of key topics including (but not limited) crime prevention, school bullying, domestic violence and drug abuse.

Also attention the crime prevention campaign workshop will be the 80 players from the four clubs that will be participating at the Festival. The participant Member Clubs are: Highlands Park, Lamontville Golden Arrows, SuperSport United and Free State Stars.

The first collaboration effort between the PSL and SAPS was held in Hammersdale. Following the successful event, both parties are now looking forward to rolling this to several parts of the country.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES:

  • To raise awareness on crime prevention among the youth
  • Reduce youth involvement in crime –as either perpetrators and/ or as victims
  • Integrate youth structures in the fight against crime
  • Address Youth development –and challenges around that
  • Address crimes against children and women through the six pillar approach of the SAPS
  • To develop young people into productive crime prevention catalyst
  • To produce good young role models who will reflect a good positive image as South African citizens