AN ongoing campaign to keep schools in Verulam and Tongaat a drug & crime free zone continues.
The Verulam SAPS and officers from Couver Security Services raided Waterloo Secondary last Thursday searching for drugs and weapons on March 16.
A school district’s number one priority should always be student safety and security. Having drugs at schools during any point can potentially be dangerous for every student. A drug deal gone wrong can quickly turn into a violent episode that effects those far beyond those buying, selling, or doing drugs.
Drugs have no place on any school campus in this country. It is a serious issue that schools must take preventative measures to deter at all times.
Public Relations Officer for Couver Security Services Jyothika Nair said: “During the search one of the Couver Security dogs came across a shattered lighter which we assumed was an attempt by a pupil to throw it out through the window. The members of the Crime Prevention Unit from Verulam SAPS organised the search and they came in numbers.”
Chairperson for Verulam Community Policing Forum Duncan Dube applauded the officers for raising crime awareness in schools.
“It is such an excellent project especially as faction fights are affecting many schools. We encourage the officers to continue with their work to ensure that the pupils are safe at school.”
Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Mark Prakasim said the joint operation was a great success.
“The joint operation between the Verulam SAPS and members of Couver Security Services was a great success. There were no drugs recovered, only cigarettes were found.”
The project which began at Verulam Secondary on March 14 will continue regularly to ensure crime free school environments.
For more information and consultation on security related advice contact Jyothika Nair on +27 83 796 1358 or visit their Facebook page here