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Security cameras and beach patrols boost holiday safety

12 December 2018

Security cameras have been installed at the main beachfront of Jeffreys Bay to help keep locals and holiday-makers safe this festive season.


Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks said the safety of residents and visitors were of great importance to the municipality.


“Jeffreys Bay’s main beachfront is one of Kouga’s greatest attractions and draws thousands of visitors over the summer holidays.


“The down side is that criminals see the holiday influx as a perfect opportunity to rob holiday-makers or worse.


“Such criminal activity can have a devastating impact on the local tourism industry and economy.    


“We would, therefore, like to prevent crime from taking place and, should anything should, we want to be in a position to arrest and prosecute the offenders successfully,” he said.


The Mayor said the cameras were being monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by security staff stationed at the municipal headquarters.


“They are in radio contact with the municipality’s law enforcement officers on the beachfront so that they can call them to action should the cameras pick up anything suspicious.”


He said six additional law enforcement officers had been appointed on a temporary basis, as well as eight extra security officers.  


“Some of the law enforcement officers will be based at Dolphin Beach and others in the Central Business District of the town.


“We have also procured a quad bike, with which they will do regular patrols of the coastline, from main beach to Aston Bay.”


He said security cameras had also been installed at the Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park to help keep guests safe and secure at this prime beachfront facility.