CPF Meeting Dates

  • The Howick CPF meetings are on the last Thursday of each month.
  • The Hilton CPF meetings are on the third Thursday of each month.
  • The Mpophomeni CPF meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.

Crime Report 12 - 16 November 2017

Dear KSS clients

Gary and I representing Knight Security Solutions, our Howick SAPS Station Commander, two additional SAPS representatives and two community representatives met with our uMngeni Municipality Mayor on Thursday morning 16 November. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the safety and security of our uMngeni Municipal area and what proactive “policing” measures can be implemented in order to ensure this. We were well received and a future meeting has been requested.

Relaunch of the Community Bobbies Patrol (CBP) Project
The meeting held at the new KSS offices on Wednesday 15 November with various community role-players was very positive and further information was requested about our Community Bobbies Patrol Project in Howick North. I will be sending out a more detailed brief later next week. Thank you all for the positive responses and support. SAPS representatives were also at the meeting.

Operations
KSS operations staff along with Howick SAPS have ensured the proactive “policing” has been taking place in various areas of Howick over the past 2 weeks and it has yielded positive results. Thank you to those members of the public who have shown their support. Please note that covert operations are not publicised but be assured that there is action being taken by the right people and organisations to ensure better safety and security in our community. The reality is that no community is immune to crime but if we can deflect it away from our uMngeni Municipal area by being proactive, then we have achieved our objectives.

Crime Statistics and Incidents 12 – 16 November 2017
12-Nov-17 09:30 York/Devonshire Road (Howick) A KSS Manager reported a suspicious vehicle in the corner of York and Devonshire Road. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Bobbies Reaction and SAPS were dispatched to site. A vehicle check was done through SA CAN and it was listed as stolen. KSS Management handed the vehicle over to SAPS.

12-Nov-17 12:50 Moonwalk Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that his Toyota Hilux bakkie had just been stolen from the “Riverwalk” parking area. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched to patrol the area. SAPS were dispatched to the scene. SA CAN was advised as well as the vehicle tracking company. The vehicle was recovered in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg shortly thereafter. The client praised the efforts of KSS and Howick SAPS.

12-Nov-17 19:23 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. The back door had been forced open. The client was unable to come to the scene at the time. KSS Reaction Officers stood down from premises. The client advised he would contact SAPS in the morning.

12-Nov-17 20:13 Dick Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting when he got home he noticed the battery for his gate motor had been stolen. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that they checked around the premises and found all in order. The KSS Officers assisted the client with gate. The client advised no need for SAPS.

13-Nov-17 00:00 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that on arrival they noticed the main gate had been tampered with and the battery stolen. As per the KSS Reaction Officers, a full check done around premises and no entry was gained into main building. The client advised no need for SAPS.

13-Nov-17 11:30 Amber Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting a break-in to the workshop. 2 brush cutters were stolen. The workshop was unalarmed. As per the client, no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.

13-Nov-17 09:16 Theed Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting he had been accosted the previous day outside his property. His wallet was stolen with cash inside. The client requested extra patrols in Theed Street, which KSS facilitated.

14-Nov-17 01:49 Sutton Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in to the cottage at the back of the property. The front door was broken. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS were dispatched. A KSS Security Officer was placed on site for the duration of the morning.

14-Nov-17 08:00 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who was at home at the time, requesting assistance as there were intruders on site. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the suspects fled. A braai stand was taken. KSS Reaction Officers patrolled the area. The client advised no further need for SAPS.

14-Nov-17 08:23 Complex (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting that they had had a break-in to an unalarmed shed the previous night. A brush cutter and lawnmower were stolen. As per the client, no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS. The KSS Reaction unit did extra patrols for the day.

Have a safe weekend.

Kind regards
Debbie

Crime Report 1 - 11 November 2017

Dear KSS Clients

This report covers 2 weeks worth of crime stats and incidents and not the usual 1 week, hence it is longer than usual.

KSS are upgrading operations and have moved to new premises
KSS are in the final stages of moving to our new offices at 5 Old Main Road (next door to our old offices). This move sees significantly better facilities for all our staff, including a brand new, state of the art 24/7 Control Room. Moving has necessitated relocating and transferring telephone lines, which has temporarily affected our outgoing telephone number to reflect the “031” Durban code prefix on some calls. This is currently being rectified by Telkom and our telecommunication technicians.

It is all fair and well having amazing facilitates but we have to have quality staff to perform critical functions to ensure quality service and client safety. All KSS security staff undergo additional in-house training that is over and above what is required by the security industry (PSIRA).

KSS controllers also receive continuous training and we have grown our controller compliment to a minimum of 3 controllers per shift 24/7, with up to 5 controllers during weekday working hours. All calls (incoming and outgoing) to the KS Control Room are also recorded.

KSS are making an impact and so too are the community!
The current level of crime has necessitated not only KSS, but also SAPS to increase the number of patrols in various areas. It is incredibly valuable to have community input and KSS are receiving a lot more information from various members of the community, who have taken proactive measures to start monitoring and reporting crime in their areas. We encourage communication with our Control Room because you, the community, are also our eyes and ears. KSS cannot physically be everywhere, but if we are advised of an incident, we will proceed and attend to it.

It must also be noted that WhatsApp is NOT a medium through which security companies dispatch a response. Security company structures are far more complex and the dispatch of an Armed Reaction unit is primarily through alarm and panic activation signals, as well as direct phone calls to the Control Room. PLEASE put the KSS Control Room number on speed dial on your phone 033 330 5911.

Crime Stats and Incidents 1 – 11 November 2017
01-Nov-17 07:44 Business Main Street (Howick) Positive break-in. As per the client, the back window was broken. As per the client no need to dispatch a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.

01-Nov-17 10:47 Business Mare Street (Howick) A client advised the KSS Control Room that she could hear a commotion outside her business. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched to site. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that Traffic Police had caught a suspect stealing a wallet. SAPS took over the incident.

01-Nov-17 14:58 Devonshire Avenue (Howick) A client advised that he had 2 gate motor batteries stolen from an unprotected gate motor box. A steel cupboard that was also left outside, had also been forced open, but it was empty. As per the client, there was no need for the KSS Reaction unit or SAPS. KSS Reaction Officers did extra patrols.

01-Nov-17 12:54 Conner Road (PMB) A client advised that there had been an intruder on the premises. As per the client they were unsure if anything had been stolen. As per client, no need for SAPS or Armed Reaction. Amlec Security was advised to do extra patrols.

02-Nov-17 01:42 Riley Crescent (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. Three windows had been broken. Electronic items were stolen. KSS Reaction unit did extra patrols for the rest of the morning. SAPS took over the incident.

02-Nov-17 09:38 Estate (Karkloof) The KSS Control Room received a call from the KSS Senior Inspector reporting that they had apprehended a man for poaching. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officer took the intruder into custody until SAPS arrived on site and took over the incident.

02-Nov-17 17:00 Karkloof Road The KSS Control Room received a call from the KSS Operations Manager reporting a positive break-in in progress. KSS along with Magma Security apprehended the suspects. The suspects were handed over to SAPS.

02-Nov-17 23:43 Main street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched to site. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. Access was gained through the window which had been broken. Electronic items were stolen. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area. SAPS took over the incident.

03-Nov-17 00:20 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported an attempted break-in as the fence had been cut and a window pane removed. The client was contacted. As per the client, no items were stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS. Extra patrols were done for the rest of the morning.

03-Nov-17 01:58 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised of an attempted break-in. As per the client, 2 window panes were removed, but no items were stolen. The client advised to dispatch SAPS so a case could be opened. SAPS were dispatched.

03-Nov-17 18:33 Albany Close (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported, as per the client, he had noticed intruders on the premises. The KSS Reaction Officers checked the premises. There was no sign of the intruders.

03-Nov-17 11:51 Chalet Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a report from the Hilton emergency group about a break-in. A KSS Reaction unit, Hilton Hawks and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that access was gained through a window. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS took over the incident.

04-Nov-17 01:06 Dennis Shepstone Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from a Hilton resident reporting a MVA. A KSS Reaction unit, SAPS and ER24 were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported ER24 transported the patients to hospital. SAPS took over the incident.

04-Nov-17 02:00 Estate (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer who reported that the gate had been damaged. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The client was contacted and together the KSS Reaction Officers and client checked up and reported that one of the resident’s visitors had caused the damage. As per the client, no need for SAPS.

04-Nov-17 08:56 School, Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting that the battery from the gate motor had been stolen. No entry was gained into the premises. The KSS Operations Manager went out and met with client. As per the client, no need for SAPS.

04-Nov-17 09:24 Doveton Road (Howick) The client advised the KSS Control Room that his front door had been broken. The KSS Operation Manager was dispatched. No items were stolen from the premises. As per client, no need for SAPS.

04-Nov-17 08:12 Macleroy Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client requesting medical assistance. ER24 was dispatched and treated the client.

04-Nov-17 09:50 Northumberland Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the client had seen an intruder jump over the wall and steal a vacuum cleaner. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area but there was no sign of the suspicious persons. As per the client, no need for SAPS.

04-Nov-17 12:05 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the KSS Reaction Officers reporting that they had caught suspects in possession of stolen garden tools. The KSS Reaction Officers took the suspects to SAPS.

05-Nov-17 16:15 Ridge Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting that they had apprehended an intruder in possession of stolen items. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The suspect was handed over to SAPS.

05-Nov-17 22:54 Dennis Shepstone Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the client had advised that they noticed intruders on the premises. The KSS Reaction Officers checked around the premises. There was no sign of forced entry. No items were stolen. SAPS were advised.

06-Nov-17 01:27 Cerda Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the client had noticed intruders on the premises. The KSS Reaction Officers checked around the premises. There was no sign of forced entry. No items were stolen.

06-Nov-17 03:20 Estate Zeederberg Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer reporting that while on his patrol, he noticed the fence had been cut. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported 6 strands off bobbins were off. The client advised he would fix the fence in the morning. There was no sign of any intruders on the premises. KSS Reaction unit did extra patrols.

07-Nov-17 05:15 Business Boston Bulwer Road The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer reporting intruders. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that one of the sheds had been broken into. The KSS Reaction Officers checked the premises but there were no signs of any suspicious persons on site. SAPS took over the incident.

07-Nov-17 13:19 Business Lawton Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site Security Officer reporting that they noticed 4 black males in a blue Datsun with NP plates and they look very suspicious. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. SAPS checked the vehicle and found all in order. A vehicle check was done and it was not stolen.

07-Nov-17 16:38 Business Morling Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from Red Alert Control Room reporting a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. As per the KSS Reaction Officers, the client stated a chair had been stolen. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area but there were no signs of any suspicious persons. The client advised, no need for SAPS.

07-Nov-17 23:50 Drew Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that 6 black males had entered the house through the back door and stolen electronic items. KSS Reaction unit patrolled but there were no signs of any suspects. SAPS took over the incident.

08-Nov-17 02:29 Business Laurel Crescent (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received an alarm signal. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. The front door was broken. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS was dispatched and took over the incident.

08-Nov-17 14:17 Plane Crescent (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised that suspects had removed the gate from the railing at the premises. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers sorted the gate out for the client. Nothing was stolen.

08-Nov-17 15:04 Iringa Place (Hilton) Red Alert contacted the KSS Control Room and requested back-up support. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched to assist. The KSS Reaction Officers confirmed a positive break-in. Electronic items were stolen. Red Alert and SAPS handled the incident.

09-Non-17 00:06 St Michaels Road (Hilton) A KSS on-site Security Officer advised the Control Room that he needed back-up. The KSS Reaction unit, Hilton Hawks and the KSS Inspector were dispatched. Suspects fled the scene when they saw the Security Officer. A search for the suspect was conducted.

09-Nov-17 07:20 Complex
Amber Ave (Howick) The KSS on-site Security Officer advised that the fence had been cut. A KSS Reaction unit and KSS Operations Assistant were dispatched. The client was advised.

09-Nov-17 09:14 Rietbuck Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised by the client that she required an ambulance. ER24 and a KSS Reaction unit were dispatched. ER24 handled the situation.

09-Nov-17 18:55 Geekie Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room was advised by the client that there was suspect on the premises. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. KSS Reaction Officers apprehended the suspects. The suspect was handed over to SAPS.

09-Nov-17 19:57 Laurel Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The suspect fled when the alarm triggered. The client was advised. The KSS Reaction Officers did additional patrols the area.

10-Nov-17 23:39 Lakeview Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers confirmed a positive break-in. Electronic items were stolen. The suspects fled the scene after exchanging gunshots with the client. The KSS Reaction Officers and SAPS conducted a search. SAPS took over the incident.

10-Nov-17 13:13 Main Street (Howick) The KSS was advised by the client that there was a man on the premises stealing items. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers apprehended the man and the situation was handed over to SAPS and the client.

10-Nov-17 15:50 Bevdon Place (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised by the client that there was a suspicious vehicle with dark windows and a Reg Number starting with NN parked outside their house. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched to investigate. The vehicle left the area.

10-Nov-17 18:08 Winterwood Lane (Merrivale Heights) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The client advise that suspects broke his sliding door but fled when they saw him at home. The premises were checked and it was confirmed that nothing was stolen. SAPS took over the incident.

10-Nov-17 19h11 Gush Ave (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Senior Operations staff and SAPS were dispatched. The client was requested to site and confirmed that electronic items had been stolen. SAPS took over the incident.

10-Nov-17 19h30 Fraser Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The client advised that a silver VW Polo had entered the premises and attempted to break-in. The suspects fled when the panic alarm activated. The KSS Reaction Officers confirmed nothing was stolen.

11-Nov-17 04:16 Acacia Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client to advise that there was suspicious silver VW Polo with ND registration. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The 4 suspects tried to jump the wall but fled when they realised they had been spotted. KSS advised SA CAN and a check was run on the possible registrations given. The registrations were false. Nothing was stolen and no access was gained to the premises.

Stay safe. Take ownership. Communicate incidents professionally and through the correct channels. Report crime and open cases with SAPS.

Kind regards
Debbie

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