A treat for Linden Police Station

Members of the Linden police with community members who generously baked delicious cakes as a thank you to the members' hard work.

Members of the community delivered baked goods to the Linden Police Station and the Roosevelt Park Fire Station.

Community members Boo Prince, Anthea Fernandes and Felicity Haldane delivered homemade treats such as cakes, muffins, cupcakes, biltong and cold drinks to the much deserving station staff.

They were part of a group of Linden community members who decided to show their appreciation for the tireless work they do.

This gesture came after a spate of swift arrests the station had made in recent months. Haldane said the three were part of the neighbourhood Whatsapp group which decided to show their appreciation.

“More than that, this is the whole community’s way to show their appreciation to the police,” said Haldane.

Prince added, “It is so important that we express our gratitude because far too many people are quick to jump and down and complain and very few stand up and say thank you.”

She said their community was full of wonderful people who were really dedicated to the upliftment of their suburb.

“We deeply value the work done by all our policemen and women as well as our firefighters, security staff and community groups.”

Captain Walter Spencer of the station said there had been an increase in arrests in the past two months due to community assistance and the help of a few private security companies.

“These arrests have been frequent and extraordinary, though this is not something new, as before they were sporadic, now they more frequent.”

He added that several factors could be attributed to the success of the station. Community members now know how to use their security companies more efficiently and the use of social media can also assist in crime alertness.

Spencer stressed that vigilance was key to any safe neighbourhood.

“We rely on the community to spot anything out of the ordinary in their neighbourhood as they know what is normal or not.”

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