The crime rate in Bethal dropped since the community started working with the police to fight crime.
According to the station commander at Bethal Police, Lt.Col Petrus Nzima, the police revived different structures to help them.
These structures include the community policing forum, businesses against crime, sector patrols with the neighbourhood watch and informers.
“The community realised that the police cannot fight crime alone and they took the initiative and started helping the police with patrols in and around Bethal and surrounding farms,” said Lt.Col. Nzima.
“I want to thank the community for the support as without them we cannot win this battle against crime.”
He encouraged the community to join the forums and to report crime to the police by contacting them at 017 647 9929/30 or 112.