Lawlessness and ignorance of municipal bylaws in Nelson Mandela Bay will soon be a thing of the past. This follows the induction of more than a hundred Metro Police officers by the Municipality in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
The inducted officers will form part of the 45 officers who were already on the ground working with the South African Police Services. Of the 111 Metro Police officers 67 are new appointments while others were already within the municipal employ as security and traffic officers.
The inducted officers are expected to hit the ground running in areas of bylaw and general law enforcement. Their operations will be under the guidance of the South African Police Services Port Elizabeth command. Metro Police will also be embarking on joint operations with the South African Police Services on a number of focus projects.
Speaking at the induction, a visibly excited Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Councillor John Best said the induction was a historic moment for the City.
“We have waited for this day for the past seven years. The current government through the Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip made a commitment to make this project a priority. Today we have delivered on