053 02/08/2011 The City of Johannesburg launched its Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) at the Turbine Hall in Newton Johannesburg. The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Clr. Mpho Parks Tau launches the 9 week’s press conference that will serve as platform for intense discussions with academic institutions, finance corporations, residents, religious groups, youth, business, security agencies, environmentalists, town planners and a host of other stakeholders to determine the future of Johannesburg. Picture: Moeletsi Mabe

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