TMPD OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED AT HOME DURING HOUSE ROBBERY INCIDENT

Media release (Official release from TMPD) 30 March 2017

The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) is in shock and saddened to announce the sudden death of one of their officers who was shot and killed during a house robbery on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at around 20:00.

The officer was home in Winterveld during the incident. It is alleged that three armed men, two of which covered their faces with balaclavas, entered his house while the officer was seated with his family. They demanded cell phones, bank cards, a laptop and his car keys, and then shot him. His family members were not harmed.

The suspects sped off with his Audi A4 and the TMPD officer was rushed to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Cases of house robbery and murder are opened and investigated by local SAPS stations.

The three suspects are still at large. We appeal to members of the public who might have any information regarding this incident to contact their nearest police station or the TMPD on 012 358 7095/6 or 082 891 8625

The TMPD sends its deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues. We are deeply shocked by this incident and will assist the surviving family members with counselling. We will also work with the SAPS to apprehend the suspects.

For enquiries, please contact:

Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba

SPOKESPERSON: TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Tel: 012 358 9524

Cell: 082 611 9971

Email: isaacm4@tshwane.gov.za

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NAMOLA Activation at Menlyn Shopping Mall

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Pretoria cops now just an app away

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It enables faster response times and the more efficient flow of information.

Crime fighting is now at the fingertips of Pretoria East residents after cellphone technology was introduced to report ongoing crime or emergencies to police.

Brooklyn police have introduced the Namola pilot project, an application for mobile devices to instantly send out emergency alerts to police officers.

Namola devices were installed inside patrol vehicles on Friday and linked to a control room, police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach said.

“This will enable faster response times and more efficient flow of information. When a citizen sends out an alert, the nearest Brooklyn police and Tshwane metro police vehicles that are Namola app compliant are able to see the exact location of the incident,” she said.

The first available officer is dispatched to the incident while being monitored by the control room.

“While en route to an incident,the officer is able to receive messages from the citizen and phone them if they need more information.”

The application does not substitute the emergency number 10111, but enhances all crime fighting resources, she said.

Putting the police at your fingertips

The Namola App allows users to report ongoing crimes or emergencies to police patrol vehicles immediately.

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Brooklyn police and Namola App joined forces on Saturday morning in a partnership to fight crime in Menlyn Central Park .

The Namola App allows users to report ongoing crimes or emergencies to police patrol vehicles immediately.

Brooklyn police station commander Brigadier Kushie Nair and Yusuf Abramjee, chief ambassador of Namola, signed a partnership agreement committing collaborative efforts to ensure citizen to safety.

“To combat crime in Tshwane and across South Africa, we need all hands on deck,” Abramjee said.

“Partnerships like this add support and capacity to our emergency services, like the Brooklyn SAPS. Embracing innovative technology in the way we fight crime is the way of the future for safety and security in South Africa.”

Nair was excited about the partnership.

“Our officers are committed to the safety of our citizens and we need to ensure they have the support and tools to do this work,” she said

“Namola is revolutionary. Giving the people of Tshwane immediate access to our police service is empowering for them and ensures improved efficiency in our operations.”

Nair said the app did not substitute calling 10111 in an emergency.

“The purpose of the app is to enhance all crime fighting resources. It gives community members another tool which will give them access to the police during emergencies.”

She said the agreement was a milestone as the Brooklyn police and Namola were committed to working together to improve the safety of
citizens.

The partnership would extend Brooklyn police’s excellence in fighting crime by harnessing innovation in technology, Nair added.

The Blue Bulls, who were present at the Mall, also welcomed the partnership.

“The crime fighting safety app (Namola) allows users to share their physical location with the nearest three police emergency response 
vehicles and receive an immediate response”, said its website.

Namola’s website added: “The first available officer is immediately directed to the citizen’s location while being monitored by the control room. It’s faster and it makes the task of getting help as simple as pushing a button.”

Residents in the Brooklyn policing precinct were encouraged to download the free Namola app https://namola.com/download which will put the police at their fingertips.

Also read: One message to fight crime – ADT

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to editorial@rekord.co.za or phone us on 083 625 4114.

 

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Who do you call when 10111 goes on strike?

Who do you call when 10111 goes on strike?

10111 call centre workers are threatening to go on strike over unresolved salary disputes dating back to 2013. “Nothing has happened four years down the line and members say enough is enough,” Oscar Skemmere, of the South African Police Union.

Unfortunately, the ugly truth is that criminals aren’t going to wait for negotiations and salary increases before they attack.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 over 20,000 households were robbed, 250,000 homes were burgled, 14,000 cars were hijacked, and 51,000 sexual offences were reported. Those are scary numbers.

The strike will place additional pressure on the country’s already stretched emergency services. At a time when citizens feel disempowered when it comes to their safety and security, Namola – the free, crime-fighting safety app – offers South Africans a solution to help alleviate the challenges in accessing emergency support.

Namola is an innovative mobile application, developed by the Tshwane Metro Police Department that is helping to keep the citizens of Tshwane safe. Designed to enable citizens to connect directly with crime fighting authorities, Namola is increasing the effectiveness and efficiency needed to combat crime in South Africa.

The crime fighting safety app allows users – via their GPS-enabled smartphones – to share their physical location with the nearest three TMPD emergency response vehicles and receive an immediate response. The first available officer is immediately directed to the citizen’s location while being monitored by the control room. It’s faster and it makes the task of getting help as simple as pushing a button.

As we move into the holiday season, South Africans, and especially citizens in Tshwane, are encouraged to download the free Namola app https://namola.com/download and to share it with their family and friends. With 11x faster response times by the TMPD, this is a fantastic innovation to fight crime and save lives, with plans underway to roll the service out across South Africa.

Harness the power of technology to stay safe this festive season.

For more information please contact:

Peter Adolphs

+27 (0) 72 844 6375

peter@everafrica.com