What is the RADA Patrollers Project?
The RADA Patrollers Project is aimed at providing assistance to the members of a community who volunteer their time to patrol their neighbourhoods. The volunteers are named Patrollers and fall under the authority of the MEC of Community and Safety.
The Patrollers assist the South African Police Services (“SAPS”) with keeping a visible presence, act as first responders to an incident and provide a direct link between the communities, the SAPS and/or emergency services.
The Patrollers thus provide an essential service to the community and are a valuable resource to the SAPS.
Which Communities are earmarked for the RADA Patrollers Project?
The aim is to assist all communities within South Africa. RADA will commence with the Orange Farm community and will then expand to surrounding areas once the processes and procedures of the project strategy are proficient.
Thus far, RADA has been accepted by the communities in Orange Farm, Sebokeng and Diepkloof Soweto.