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.

KSS Incident Report 1 - 12 July 2020

Dear KSS Clients

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our last KSS Newsletter about the Newsletter format. Here is the long and the short of it: There were over 65 responses and 87% would like to see the longer, more detailed Newsletter. We are happy to comply and have reverted back to this more detailed format.

We are also hugely appreciative of your feedback and the kind, complimentary words for the work we do in our community.

Incident summary (crime and other)
There were 5 incidents in Merrivale and Merrivale rural. There were 4 incidents in Howick. There were 2 incidents in Hilton. There was 1 incident in Howick West. There was 1 incident in Tweedie.

KSS Incident report 1 – 12 July 2020
1 July 2020 01:53 D534 (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that there had been a break-in. The back door had been forced open. Nothing was stolen. The incident was formally reported to SAPS. A case was opened.

2 July 2020 09:23 Prospect Place (Howick West) The KSS Control Room were advised about a break-in. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that suspects had cut the fence. An on-site security officer reported that the suspects fled the scene. Nothing was stolen.

3 July 2020 06:49 Ogilvie Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were advised about a positive break-in. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that a window had been forced open. A laptop was stolen. The incident was formally reported to SAPS. A case was opened.

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KSS Incident Report 22 - 30 June 2020

Dear KSS Clients

We have reduced the amount of content and detail in our newsletters, but we would like your feedback. Do you prefer this shorter summarised format? Or do you prefer the more detailed incident report? Please reply to this newsletter with your feedback or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are interested and we are listening.

Please be advised that intruders are still a concern. Copper pipes, gate batteries and small electrical items are the target items at the moment. KSS Operations and Control Room staff are on the ball and KSS Officers also assisted in extinguishing a fire this past week.

Fire safety
Almost 99% of all fires are caused by human negligence. They are mostly caused by electrical faults or carelessness. Cigarettes, matches and lighters, candles, heating appliances and open braai fires can all cause fires if not carefully monitored. But it is not only human error that causes fires. Environmental factors such as changing weather patterns and urban spread increase the risk of fires, with the effects and level of damage often being felt more severely.

To prevent the loss of lives and property, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of fire, especially during fire season this winter. Here are some tips to stay fire safe:

• Always extinguish fires and safely dispose of hot ash, coal and cigarettes.
• Ensure that your electrical appliances are correctly wired.
• Don’t overload power points and switch off appliances when not in use.
• Make sure gas appliances are correctly installed.
• Keep the area around your home and business clear of flammable materials (dry bush, scrub etc…)
• Never leave an open fire unattended (braai, in the fireplace at home, garden refuse etc…)
• Always make sure that you are alert in the kitchen when cooking and don’t leave the stove unattended.
• Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan.
• Clean the lint filter of your tumble dryer each time you use it.
• Take extra care when using heaters and electric blankets. Do not leave them on unattended.
• Always work in an open, cleared area when working with power tools.
• Make sure your business fire safety plan is clear and that you have your fire extinguishers serviced regularly.
• Buy a small fire extinguisher from a reputable dealer to keep in your home – note the correct way to use it and ensure that it has not expired.
• Familiarize yourself with emergency numbers in the event of a fire and medical emergency OR call the KSS 24/7 Control Room on 033 3305911.

KSS Incident Summary 22 – 30 June 2020 (crime, fire, medical and other)
There were four (4) incidents in Howick. There were three (3) incidents in Merrivale. There were two (2) incidents Birnamwood. There was one (1) incident in Merrivale Heights. There was one (1) incident in Taylors Halt.

Have a safe week and remember to report crimes to your local SAPS.

KSS - You are safer with us!

Kind regards
Gary and the KSS Team.

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