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Greetings to all residents,

We have decided to combine the newsletter and statistics into one document.

January 2017 Incidents
  • SUNNY SEAS – 0
  • JOCK’S BAY – 6
  • DAWIDSKRAAL/BASS – 1
  • CENTRAL – 20
  • RONDEVLEI – 3
  • STONY POINT – 4
  • SILVERSANDS – 4

Total incidents for the month 38

Break down of the incidents
  • 3 X Theft out of motor vehicle
  • 2 x Petrol theft
  • 1x Car stolen
  • 4 x attempted house break ins
  • 27 x Break ins
  • 1 x General theft

The above statistics do not look good; however these numbers follow the trend of previous years, in which January has consistently been a bad month. During January our focus was on the central area with vehicle and foot patrols.

Firstly in 8 of the above break-ins there were no alarm systems installed and in 3 cases the alarms were not activated. This obviously points to some negligence on the part of the residents.

During January the police conducted various covert and overt operations in Bettys Bay with up to 3 times more personnel and various arrests were made.

In this newsletter we want to focus on what advice the BBNW can give to the residents of Bettys Bay. We would like to draw your attention to the following:

  • There appears to be a mindset among residents that security is the responsibility of the security companies but this needs to change as security starts with you.
  • We urge residents to request, from your security company, a full risk analysis of your property and alarm system. This comes at no cost to you.
  • Do not leave step ladders unsecured on your property. Make sure your erf number is prominently displayed and can be seen at night.
  • Reaction to false alarms is a serious problem to the security companies and residents are urged:
    1. Not to leave windows open in areas of the house where the alarm has been activated.
    2. To ensure that the alarm systems are not switched off at the wall.
    3. Not to put bird seed near outside beams.
    4. Keep an area of 2 to 3 metres around your house free of bush, especially where outside beams are installed.
    5. The overwhelming majority of false alarms are from outside beams and residents are urged to make contact with their security companies in an attempt to reduce these false alarms.
    6. Be careful not to accidently press your panic button, as this is a priority response for the police and security companies.

Through our connection with the Ratepayers Association we will be requesting the municipality to clear vegetation around street names to aid our operations.

We have started a system whereby we are capturing the man hours and kilometers travelled during operations and we will report on this in our next communication.

We have purchased additional night vision equipment and we are investigating the use of additional technology in Betty's Bay. Once again we appeal to residents for more people to become actively involved in BBNW so that we can do more operations. We need to focus on preventing crime by being as visible as possible and to enable this to happen we need more people being part of our operational team. Please e-mail your details to us if you know of anyone interested in helping us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards.