QUESTION NO 2842
Mrs H Lamoela (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) Whether his department has formulated a plan to establish a police station in Phomolong near Tembisa, in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, when will the station be established;
(2) what criteria are being used to determine whether a community is entitled to its own police station;
(3) whether any studies have been conducted in the Phomolong area in order to ascertain whether the community qualify for their own police station; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
(1)No. No request to establish a police station at Phomolong has been received.
(2)The following criteria are used to establish whether a community is entitled to it’s own police station:
(b)Accessibility to a police station.
(d)Occurrence of crime.
(e)Crime factor information.
Information is also gathered through physical inspections as well as aerial and satellite photographs.
(3)No, a study has not yet been conducted in the area because such a need has not yet been identified.
Reply to question 2842 approved by the Minister