Neighbourhood News

Foot patrols enhance neighbourhood safety

A private security patroller has been praised for his vigilance which resulted in two suspects fleeing the Meer en See area before they could get up to no good.

Fidelity ADT foot patrol officer Ngema was on patrol in Penvis Place recently, shining his torch around surrounding properties, when he noticed two suspicious individuals hiding in the shrubbery alongside a perimeter wall.

“Our officers are trained and equipped to look out for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary,” explains Fidelity ADT’s Branch Manager for Richards Bay and Empangeni, Rian Buys.

Officer Ngema immediately activated his panic button to notify the Fidelity ADT control room. “This triggers a Fidelity ADT armed response officer vehicle to be dispatched as a form of backup to the officer on the ground,” says Buys.

As soon as the suspects realised that the officer had spotted them, they fled south bound on foot towards Kolstertkring Road. Fidelity ADT armed response arrived to assist officer Ngema and conducted several patrols in the area but the two suspects had fled the neighbourhood.

“These officers are often the unsung heroes of society and regularly go beyond the call of duty to keep our neighbourhoods safe. Well done to officer Ngema for being vigilant and acting swiftly which ensured that two suspicious individuals were chased out of the Meer en See community,” concluded Buys.

Latest articles

| 26 May 2020

Security officers kept busy with several arrests during lockdown

Local security officers have arrested several suspects in and around Hermanus in r...

Read More
| 22 May 2020

Teamwork leads to arrest in Blanco

Communities that stand together and speak up when they see any act of criminality ...

Read More
| 21 May 2020

PE Central Business Owners Urged To Remain Vigilant

Business owners in Port Elizabeth have been reminded to maintain their security me...

Read More
| 18 May 2020

Two incidents on R44 wine farms in the space of five hours

Local armed response officers responded to two separate incidents on wine farms al...

Read More

Safe, snug and a chance to win R10 000

Keep you and your loved ones safe this winter by signing up with
Fidelity ADT. As a new customer, you'll get 3 months' free subscription
plus a chance to win R10 000.