There was a huge emphasis placed by government on community involvement with the police. There is no doubt that crime is affecting all of us and the SAPS are facing serious challenges.
The Bedfordview Community Police Forum (BCPF) has been established for 10 years commencing in the Meadowdale area and now covering Bedfordview,
The success of the Bedfordview Community Policing Forum lies in our strong partnership with the Police, the local businesses and community in the area.
Our primary aim is to raise sponsorship to provide support and back up services to assist the police in decreasing crime and increasing the free flow of information between key players.
The forum is a non-profit Section 21 company, a financially transparent audited concern. This is funded by local businesses, as well as by members of the community who give their time freely to facilitate and manage projects in their sector. We therefore are appealing to businesses and individuals within the Bedfordview community to assist us financially.
Marina Constas – Chairperson
The aim of our Bubble system is to ensure that all areas of the community are continuously informed of what is happening in the community, specifically regarding crime. To this end we have identified sectors within the community, called bubbles, which we use as a network to provide information. Each bubble has a representative, who is tasked with compiling a database for their group, i.e. schools or estate agents etc
Please click here to view our Bubble Chart
Victim Support Group
With the help of volunteers, the BCPF offer the community free counseling sessions should they have been a victim of crime or domestic violence. We are extremely fortunate to host one of the most successful teams in
Domestic Workers Forum
The DWF is an initiative which has been successfully launched all over
They will also take these lessons learnt to their homes, families and friends which will educate more and more people in crime prevention. A key part of this initiative is that the senior management of the police attend the forum, and directly liaise with the grapevine of domestic workers and gardeners.
Date for these meetings in 2012 are:
- 22 February 2012
- 14 March 2012
- 18 April 2012
- 23 May 2012
- 20 June 2012
- 18 July 2012
- 22 August 2012
- 19 September 2012
- 24 October 2012
- November 2012 TBA
A new Domestic Workers Forum has been set up for Upper Bedfordview at the Methodist Church, De Wet Street, Bedfordview, registration 13:45 start 14:00.
Dates for these meetings are:-
- 30 May 2012
- 27 June 2012
- 25 July 2012
- 29 August 2012
- 26 September 2012
- 31 October 2012
- 28 November 2012
BCPF Operational Meeting
The BCPF host a monthly operational meeting, where members of the CPF, SAPS, businesses, security companies and members of the community attend. Updates are given as to what the CPF are doing, police statistics and any issue or concern that needs to be raised.
Dates for these meeting in 2012 are:
- 18 February 2012
- 24 March 2012
- 21 April 2012
- 19 May 2012
- 23 June 2012
- 21 July 2012
- 18 August 2012
- 15 September 2012
- 20 October 2012
- 17 November 2012
Held at Bedfordview Police Station, 60 van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview, Room 5, from 15:00.
The Bedfordview CPF is quite fortunate to be able to have its own office. This office at the heart of the police station ensures that communication between the SAPS and community is on-going and transparent at all times. The daily operational functioning of the forum takes place here.