Patrolling: Types Of Patrols
The Milnerton Ridge Neighbourhood Watch has two different types of patrollers.
These are the people who hit the road on foot or by car at specified times of the day. They deliberately go about the area with the objective of looking for anything suspicious and reporting this in to Crimewatch.
IN PROGRESS: A new type of active patrol has been introduced, that being Camera Footage Observer. At the moment, this type of patrol is only available to select members of the MRNW committee.
Active patrollers are assigned a unique number every time they log a patrol.
All active members need to display their Live Location while on patrol. This feature is available on the Telegram Group dedicated to Active Patrollers.
All Active Patrollers must attend a training session with Dawie Jongh or Alvarino Da Mata
Eyes and Ears (Passive)
Most of our members belong to this category of patrollers. These are residents who observe what is going on in the neighbourhood during the course of their normal business in the area. So, if people are jogging, walking their dogs, going to the shops, visiting friends or generally coming and going in and out of the suburb, they keep their eyes peeled and report anything suspicious to the rest of the residents via one of the Whatsapp Groups.
People acting as either of the above are encouraged to be visible by wearing reflective jackets or bibs. Active patrollers all have to wear identity cards, which are obtained from the NW.
A NW code of conduct is applicable and an indemnity form is required to be lodged with the administrator prior to undertaking active patrols.