5 simple ways to make your community a safer place to live

There are many simple actions the average person can take to make their communities a safer place to live.  With just a little time and effort, you can take control of your neighbourhood and keep yourself safe from criminals. Here are 5 simple ideas from Dialdirect Namola to make your community safe.

 

Be an active community member. Take interest in your community and find out what is being done to make your community safer. There may be a Neighbourhood Watch group that you can join. Even if you are not able to become a Neighbourhood Watch patroller, providing a coffee stop for patrollers or offering to contribute in another manner can go a long way. We can all start somewhere. Report suspicious activity to your Neighbourhood Watch. Cooperate by providing statements and witness testimony if you have information that could lead to the apprehension of a criminal.

 

If every good person in South Africa raised their hand

 

Encourage your community to make use of the Dialdirect Namola emergency app.  Tell your neighbours and local WhatsApp safety groups to download the Dialdirect Namola emergency app. This not only enhances their safety but also improves yours. It is also worth encouraging your Neighbourhood Watch Group to sign up for Namola Watch. Namola Watch allows community organisations like your local Neighbourhood Watch to respond to emergencies, fast.

 

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Get to know your neighbours. Even if you have been living in your neighbourhood for a while, it’s never too late to introduce yourself to your neighbours. A trusted neighbour who keeps a vigilant eye on your home is one of the best crime deterrents there is.

 

Weaving the community safety net

 

Join your local WhatsApp / Facebook group. This is one of the best ways to stay in touch with what is happening in your community. Most communities will have an established WhatsApp or Facebook group. Speak to your neighbours or contact your local Neighbourhood Watch group to see how you can join.

 

WhatsApp Group do’s and don’ts

 

Clean up the neighbourhood. Organising a neighbourhood clean up is a great way to get people out of the house, and working together around a common cause. Call the city public works department and ask for help cleaning up.

 

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