This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reported that while we managed to keep crime fairly low this week, domestic violence related crimes flourished. These crimes are taking place daily but are not being reported. Victims have now started encouraging each other to speak out and report this horrible crime. Monty assures victims that help is always available if the problem is identified.
Examples of Violence:
•Physical violence in the form of domestic violence, terrible violent crime such as murder, robbery, rape and assault.
•Emotional violence and trauma at many levels caused by many factors. Women and children in their homes, at work, at schools, on our streets and in our communities, suffer this form of violence for various reasons.
How can you help?
•Speak out against woman and child abuse.
•Encourage silent female victims to talk about abuse and ensure that they get help.
•Report child abuse to the police.
•Encourage children to report bullying behaviour to school authorities.
•Men and boys are encouraged to talk about abuse and actively discourage abusive behaviour.
•Seek help if you are emotionally, physically or sexually abusive to your partner and/or children. Call the Stop Gender-Based Violence helpline on 0800 150 150.
•Talk to friends, relatives and colleagues to take a stand against abuse of women and children.
•Try and understand how your own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence.
•Spread the message on social media.
•Join community policing forums (CPFs): The community and the local police stations are active partners in ensuring local safety and security.
Monty proudly shares that we have had another good week in terms of crime. Crime incidents were kept to a minimum and armed response officers were on point, with great visibility and arriving at scenes within minutes. This resulted in many criminals dropping their loot and opting to flee the scene.
He warns readers that they must realize that our city still has home invasions / armed robberies / hijackings / Robbery from person as well as jamming of car remotes.
He urges business owners to go the extra mile in protecting their industrial sites. He has noticed an increase in incidences at businesses/industrial buildings. They are targeted for any valuables from their yards and trucks / vehicles in non-alarmed areas.
He encourages readers to always share information and continue investing your time into securing your neighbourhoods.
Lastly, our city has plenty of events coming up with the main event being Ironman. Stay vigilant, secure and arm your alarms when your home is left unattended. While out and about – be alert and watch your back. Reminder, do not leave valuables lying visible in your parked vehicle. Stay safe and rest assured that your world is safe in Atlas’ hands.