SAPS, PSL to host crime-prevention Campaign in Clermont

The South African Police Service 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.

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.

BACKGROUND:

Speaking at the launch of the partnership, PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza said football has a vital role to play in assisting the SAPS to address some of the challenges.

“As football, we cannot fold our arms and say the challenges our country face in relation to crime is not our problem. Instead of the blame-game and finger pointing, we had to ask ourselves ‘what can we do to make a difference’. Prevention is better than cure. With this initiative, we seek –through action not just words – to play a meaningful role in the revival of the value system more especially among the youth. It is this value system that will moderate social cohesion. We would like to thank MultiChoice for being a good corporate citizen.”

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

Editor note: This Anti-Crime campaign will be held on Friday, 12 October 2018 at Clermont Sports Hall from 10h00. This is open to the media.

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