Dismay for attack on officer

Philip Bam, spokesperson
of Grassy Park Community Police Forum

An attack on law enforcement agencies and its officers is
an attack on the

The Grassy Park Community Police Forum (CPF) expresses its utter dismay at the knife attack on a law enforcement officer last night (Sunday April 21) while attending to a complaint in New Horizon, a suburb
in the Grassy Park
Police area.

This is totally unacceptable and is a sign of the disregard and disrespect for the law enforcement agencies.

This indicates a slippery slide to anarchy. Last week we reported threats and violence against police who execute their duties. This cannot continue.

Our prayers are for the recovery of the officer who is in a stable condition at this time. A suspect was arrested.

Our plea, once again, is to our community to not hinder the police or City law enforcement officers in the performance of their functions.

Our call is upon the SAPS and City police to execute the demand in our community safety plan to increase visibility and stop–and-search operations so that dangerous weapons can be removed from our streets.

There are far too many dangerous weapons on our streets in back packs and on the hips of people
with criminal intent.
We say apply the law ruthlessly, without fear or favour.

The CPF and the law-abiding citizens will stand behind you as you make our area a safer place
for our children and elderly.