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Visitor Safety Program Briefing to MEC Albert Fritz February 2011.

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1 Visitor Safety Program Briefing to MEC Albert Fritz February 2011

2 Proximity to City Mostly open access 24 hour risk Tourist destination 3.7 million visits Tourist gadgets A Park within a City

3 Table Mountain (north)= 36 rangers Silvermine (central)= 24 rangers Cape of Good Hope (south)= 46 rangers Marine Protected Area= 16 rangers EPWP / DEAT projects= 150 pax Honorary Rangers TOTAL= 272 pax Resources 1: Physical Presence

4 3 of 4x4 bakkies 1 of Quantum Bus for deployment 1 of Dog Trailer 1 of Road block trailer 2 of Quad bikes 1 of Off road bike Resources 2: Vehicles

5 3 x CCTV cameras linked to City SSU 1 x mobile surveillance camera unit Digital 2 way radios – City Call Center Night scopes, telescopes, cameras Personal protective equipment Pepper ball guns Resources 3: Equipment

6 5 Dogs fully trained to DH4 Dog Handlers trained to DH4 Kennel Unit at Kloofnek Deployment trailer Current extension to kennels HIGHLY EFFECTIVE Resources 4: Dog Unit

7 Kloofnek office / dispatch / coordination Kloofnek Visitor Center – engage with Visitors re Safety Information Signal Hill, Lions Head, Platteklip, Deer Park, Newlands, Noordhoek Beach Resources 5: Ops Centers

8 SAPS is our major partner TMNP overlaps with 13 SAPS precincts Attend regular meetings and share info Close coms with SAPS sector policing Neighbourhood Watches CIDs Tourism Agencies – Safety Info to Tourists Partnerships

9 Visible Uniformed Policing Observation points / Stake-outs Routinely clear bunkers, caves, hide-outs Remove suspects for finger-print tests CCTV cameras and response Parallel investigations to SAPS Adaptive strategy – trends/displacement Operations: Combating Crime

10 Cost of Visitor Safety Program - HR ExpensesR3,2 m - Operating CostsR1,0 m - MaintenanceR0,5 m TOTAL OPERATINGR4,7 m

11 New partnerships – Waterfront Rotarians are sponsoring Kennel expansion Tourism Partnerships renewed – to communicate safety information Perception Management – balanced coms of risks, successes and interventions Manned Visitor Information Centers WHERE TO?

12 Thank you !

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