UCSI - Newsletter 4 November 2019

 2019-11-11 09:57 AM by
UCSI - Newsletter 4 November 2019

Dear UCSI Supporters

The UCSI now has 16 UCSI gantries feeding through to the UCSI Operations Manager and the SNIPR TrackBox Control Centre. This has all been done through Community funding and support.

The 3 latest UCSI gantries have gone up in Hilton at the Anew Hilton Hotel (funded by Fogden Properties, Voigts Group and Anew Hilton Hotel), Crompton Road on Dennis Shepstone Drive (funded by Cowan House and The Hilton Ratepayers Association), and then at the Rotunda (funded by J Leslie Smith Attorneys and Rotunda).

We still need to “plug some holes” – especially in Merrivale, Merrivale Rural, Cedara, Howick West and Mpophomeni, and we need to grow our monthly contributions towards the UCSI from the community.

How can you get involved?

Please join the UCSI as a contributing member. The UCSI will not be sustainable without monthly community support from business entities and private individuals. Email ucsi@ucsi.org.za for more information on how to join and make a contribution. Private individuals from R50pm and business entities from R300pm.

The UCSI is making a difference and herewith from Hilton SAPS - “At the Hilton Police station we have already noticed a reduction in our reported crime which there is no doubt that the Umgeni Community Safety Initiative {UCSI} has played a major role towards”.

Recent UCSI successes and updates

2019-10-14 The UCSI received information about three vehicles in the area using false plates and involved in malicious damage to property. A SAPS case was opened and the vehicles were loaded onto the UCSI SNIPR database. SAPS are investigating the case further.
2019-10-18 The UCSI received information about a white VW City Golf which had been stolen in the Howick area. Through networking with local SAPS, neighbouring SAPS, TrackBox and affiliated Security Companies the vehicle was located abandoned in Estcourt. SAPS are investigating the case further.
2019-10-20 The UCSI received a positive alert for a gold VW Polo with an Umlazi SAPS case number wanted for hijacking. Howick SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed and dispatched. The vehicle was located by KSS. Howick SAPS took both the driver and vehicle to SAPS. The hijacking case was dropped and a case of attempted murder was opened. SAPS are investigating the case further.
2019-10-20 The UCSI received a positive alert for a gold Toyota Run X with a Rustenburg SAPS case number. Howick SAPS and affiliated security companies were advised and dispatched. The vehicle could not be located and must have exited the uMngeni area where the UCSI do not have a gantry erected yet.
2019-10-23 The UCSI received a positive alert for a white Toyota Hilux with an Umhlali SAPS case number. Howick SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. The vehicle was located by KSS. Howick SAPS took both the driver and vehicle to SAPS. SAPS are investigating the case further.
2019-10-29 The UCSI were requested by SAPS to assist with an incident at Howick Falls where a vehicle had been abandoned. The UCSI Operations Manager ran the plates through the UCSI SNIPR system and were able to provide SAPS with the information they required. The case is still under SAPS investigation. The UCSI receives numerous alerts on a monthly basis. These alerts include “watch and monitor”, “misreads” and legitimate “positive alerts” (generated through the SAPS CAS database which is linked directly to SNIPR). The UCSI manages all these various alerts and follows-up to make sure that each one is dealt with accordingly.

Who are the affiliated Security Companies?

  • Knight Security Solutions
  • Ballid Security
  • PMB Security

These affiliated security companies have “bought” into holistic COMMUNITY safety. Has your security company affiliated? To become an affiliated security company they need to register with the UCSI and make a monthly contribution in order to receive information about “alerts” generated locally, so that they can assist Law Enforcement with criminal incidents and man-power in the area.

Be a part of a “Best Practice Model” community project and help make a difference, locally, in KZN and South Africa.

Yours sincerely
The UCSI Board of Directors

Themba Ndulini (Chairperson), Thandeni Zondi (Vice-chairperson), Debbie Preston (Secretary), Krish Ramkuber, Kevin Wright, Terence James, Whyona Sithapersad and PJ Myeni.