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Alderman JP Smith: Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security<h2 class="sectHeading">Vision statement​​​​​​​</h2> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/smith.jpg" /> <figcaption> <p> <b>Alderman JP Smith</b><br>Safety and Security</p> </figcaption> </figure></span><p>In pursuit of achieving a safe city, our goal is to keep residents safe, reduce crime and help create a flexible and dynamic organisation that responds to the needs of the city effectively. We do this by expanding our resources, investing in training and development of staff and building strategic partnerships with communities, the private sector and non-governmental organisations. All of this is underpinned by information-driven policing and emergency services.</p><p>In pursuit of achieving an inclusive, caring and opportunity city, we are modernising our online booking system to include film shoots and events.</p><p>The Public Emergency Call Center (107), is an important part of the directorate and serves as an interface between residents who report incidents and the enforcement and rescue services. The Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) team within the Safety Support Services, works with NHW’s in assisting with accreditation and other services.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Biography</h2><p>Alderman Jean-Pierre Smith was born on 13 July, 1971. He attended Micro Primary School and matriculated at De Kuilen High School, both in Kuilsriver, Cape Town. He continued his studies at Stellenbosch University where he achieved a BA degree in English. </p><p>In addition to serving as the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, he is also a Proportional Councillor assigned to Langa and serves on the Provincial Executive of the Democratic Alliance (DA). He previously served as the ward councillor for Ward 58 (Atlantic Seaboard).</p><p>Ald Smith served on the board of an NGO working with street children as well as a variety of other NGOs that assist children and adults living on the street; including the Western Cape Street Children’s Forum and the Central Street People's Forum, which he has chaired for two years. He started the Atlantic Seaboard Refugees Association and the Atlantic Seaboard Domestic Workers’ Association and served on the Civilian Oversight Committee of the Cape Town Metro Police.</p><p>He previously taught English abroad and conducted computer software research and development. His interests include paragliding, kayaking, travelling, IT and gadgets of all descriptions and exploring the diversity of people and cultures.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Projects and departments</h2><p>As Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Ald Smith has oversight over the following areas related to safety and security:</p><ul><li>Emergency Services(PECC107) </li><li>Disaster Risk Management</li><li>Traffic Services</li><li>Fire and Rescue Services</li><li>Law Enforcement Service</li><li>Metro Police Department</li><li>Events and Film</li><li>Safety and Security Investigations Unit</li><li>Neighbourhood Policing Support (Neighbourhood Watches) </li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact</h2><h4>Alderman JP Smith</h4><p>Mayoral Committee Member: Safety and Security</p><p>Telephone:<br><a><em>021 400 1311 </em></a><em>/ </em> <em> <a>083 6753 780</a></em></p><p>Email:<br><a href="mailto:jean-pierre.smith@capetown.gov.za"><em>jean-pierre.smith@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p>GP0|#a213647f-0cd2-4225-a6d4-e6583efeea21;L0|#0a213647f-0cd2-4225-a6d4-e6583efeea21|Safety and Security;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#f4549dd9-3a23-45c5-994b-69f9f60a7a69The Safety and Security Directorate drives the implementation of one of the five pillars of the strategic focus areas of the City: A Safe City.

 

 

 

 

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