WC receives new safety trailers

The 40 safety kiosks will be positioned at crime hot spots where officers will assist police.

117 unarmed officers have been trained to assist police with administrative work using the new kiosks. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town on Thursday announced a new safety program that would see the introduction of mobile safety trailers.

The 40 safety kiosks are set to be positioned at crime hot spots where officers will assist police.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Community Safety MEC Dan Plato cut the ribbon at the launch of the 40 safety kiosks.

The trailer structures are equipped with technology that will assist officers in the fight against crime.

Zille said 117 unarmed officers had been trained to assist police with administrative work, like certifying documents.

"If you take all that stuff that doesn't belong in the police station, you are releasing the police station to do what they have to do."

Acting Provincial Police Commissioner, Major General Thembisile Patekile was confident the initiative would help police in the fight against crime.