Police extending reach through blue light visibility

26 September 2021 | From Arrive Alive


To increase police visibility and deter criminals,  the South African Police Service (SAPS) will launch the “Country in Blue” initiative under the theme “Extending Our Reach Through Blue Light Visibility” on 25 September 2021. 

From sunset to sunrise, in all corners of the country, all SAPS vehicles fitted with blue lights will now be driven with the blue lights switched on from 18:00 to 06:00 in order to increase police visibility. 

This is part of the South African Police Service (SAPS) turnaround vision, ministerial crime retreat programme of action and commitment to increasing police visibility and police efforts to reduce crime and instil confidence across the country. 

The event will be supported by the metropolitan police department and other law enforcement agencies like the national and provincial traffic police and the private security industry.

The launch will be complemented by police operations and crime-combating initiatives in order to prevent and combat crime and restore public confidence in the SAPS and other law enforcement agencies.

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