JMPD to deploy full force during festive season

Johannesburg – The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has said its officers will be out in full force on the roads this coming festive season.

  During the city’s monthly crime statistics briefing on Wednesday JMPD chief David Tembe said metro police will introduce special measures to deal with traffic offenders during the festive season.

  “Those who will be speeding, I’ve got 330i BMWs and they’ve got number plates recognition, and on the freeway, there will be 80 of them,” he said.

  He said they would also introduce officers patrolling the streets on bikes.

  “I am looking at people who drink at our parks; because sometimes they end up committing crimes. That unit is about 30 officers,” Tembe said.

  He added that he was also in talks with the Durban metro police on a plan to introduce blue light vehicles every 20 kilometres on the N3 highway between Durban and Johannesburg.

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