Operation Hurricane 2 aims to reduce crimes against property through a policing response that will disrupt, disable and dismantle criminal activity in all locations across the state. The crimes specifically targeted are break-ins to homes and businesses, theft from and theft of motor vehicles, theft of bicycles; building site theft, and property damage.
Previous operations in 2017 and 2018 achieved significant success in reducing break-ins.
As part of Operation Hurricane 2 a significant number of additional resources from across SAPOL have been proactively targeting clusters of these types of crimes. As part of this approach, a dedicated Volume Crime Section has also been established to analyse trends and identify repeat offenders to assist with the targeted deployment of resources with a view to disrupting criminal activities.
What you can do
You can do your part too – you don’t have to go to extremes to protect your property. All you need to do is take some simple crime prevention measures to protect your homes, businesses, property and vehicles. You can also report suspicious behaviour immediately by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
During Operation Hurricane 2, Neighbourhood Watch in partnership with SA Police are running a five-week campaign on Facebook and on this web page (see below) providing helpful videos and short tips you can follow to make sure you don’t become a victim of crime.
Each week the campaign will highlight a specific security topic with tips for protecting: