Port Elizabeth – It is important to educate the future generation on the dangers of alcohol, drugs and other problematic social factors as to help reform our communities for a safer future environment.
South African Police Service (SAPS) On Saturday [16 September 2017], held a Youth Empowerment and Educational Empowerment Campaign at the Saint Marks Church in Tyoksville, Motherwell.
SAPS Sector Managers, Community Police Forum Members and the Department of Safety and Liaison joined hands with the clergy of the church to educate the youth on the dangers of alcohol, dagga, tik, and mandrax. Other topics included teenage pregnancies, the dangers of social media, the effects of bullying and the consequences of having a criminal record.
According to Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge, “The education of our future generation in terms of the dangers of alcohol, drugs and other problematic social factors is vital in the process of reforming our communities into a safer future environment”.
Conducting these joint campaigns strengthens the bonds of community and the partnership it shares with the South African Police Service