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More officers to be deployed to Diepsloot Police Station

The new station was opened yesterday & currently has 120 officers responsible for over 1 million residents.

The new Diesploot Police Station was opened on 19 February 2016. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane says more officers will be recruited to work at the new Diepsloot Police Station.

After many delays, court cases and a budget decrease to R105 million for the police station, the new station was opened yesterday, eight years after construction started.

#Diepsloot VIDEO: Preparations ahead of the unveiling of a new police station. ML pic.twitter.com/kZBCpIbzQW

At the moment, only 120 officers are working at the station, which is responsible for more than a million residents.

However, concerns have been raised about the number of police officers which will have to service a relatively large community.

Phahlane says they will work with mobile officers to spread the visibility across the township.

#Diepsloot PHOTO: Opening of new police station. pic.twitter.com/xmzW2LeAOq

"There is commitment from us to continue to capacitate the station. The vehicles that the minister allocated, they will not be the only ones that will be given to this station."

#sapsGP Fleet of police vehicles will be handed over today at the official opening of #Diepsloot Police Station. ME pic.twitter.com/OVBslv2Nmq

Adverts for officers who want to be relocated to the new Diepsloot Police Station has now closed.

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