Yellowwood Park went Blue on Friday as a cavalcade of Blue Security Armed Response vehicles made their presence felt. More than a dozen vehicles lined up outside Yellowwood Park Primary School at lunchtime, to launch a new vehicle into the area that has been under siege by criminals in recent times.
The principal of the school, Bongani Khanyi welcomed the extra patrols and said, “We’re passionate about the safety of our children and want to protect them. This initiative will assist us in creating a safer learning environment as well as safer community.”
Strict COVID 19 regulations made for distant social images but with a drone overhead and the pomp and ceremony of the launch, the children were able to view the proceedings from the sports field.
Blue Security CEO Henk van Bemmelen said nurturing community partnerships is at the heart of their business and these relationships will help the fight against crime.
“We understand that working closely with community , SAPS and neighbourhood watch groups will lead to regular engagement and positive partnerships that will proactively unite us in our fight against crime. We also trust that the deployment of an additional vehicle and response officer into the footprint will strengthen our networks and relationships within the community which is vital.”