Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg will deploy 1300 law enforcers in all wards as part of a new approach of visible, ward-based law enforcement, mayor Parks Tau said on Tuesday.
The law enforcers would include metro police, community policing representatives, traffic policemen, and by-law officials.
“The officers will include representatives from various stakeholders who will also be tasked with improving the quality of life,” he said.
Tau was speaking at the launch of a programme to improve law enforcement and the quality of services across the city.
The programme has an underlying theme of Joburg 2040 - the city’s Growth and Development Strategy - which was adopted in 2011.
Tau said the objective was to reduce crime and improve by-law enforcement and traffic management.
“It will at the same time engage in proactive policing through improving community relations,” he said.
“This will be done through (a) focused, information-driven and partnership-based approach.”
Tau said the city was committed to rooting out corruption. - Sapa