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Table Mountain National Park. Visitor Safety Program Briefing to MEC Albert Fritz February 2011. A Park within a City. Proximity to City Mostly open access 24 hour risk Tourist destination 3.7 million visits Tourist gadgets. Resources 1: Physical Presence.

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table mountain national park

Table Mountain National Park

Visitor Safety Program

Briefing to MEC Albert Fritz

February 2011

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A Park within a City

  • Proximity to City
  • Mostly open access
  • 24 hour risk
  • Tourist destination
  • 3.7 million visits
  • Tourist gadgets
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Resources 1: Physical Presence

  • Table Mountain (north) = 36 rangers
  • Silvermine (central) = 24 rangers
  • Cape of Good Hope (south) = 46 rangers
  • Marine Protected Area = 16 rangers
  • EPWP / DEAT projects = 150 pax
  • Honorary Rangers
  • TOTAL = 272 pax
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Resources 2: Vehicles

  • 3 of 4x4 bakkies
  • 1 of Quantum Bus for deployment
  • 1 of Dog Trailer
  • 1 of Road block trailer
  • 2 of Quad bikes
  • 1 of Off road bike
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Resources 3: Equipment

  • 3 x CCTV cameras linked to City SSU
  • 1 x mobile surveillance camera unit
  • Digital 2 way radios – City Call Center
  • Night scopes, telescopes, cameras
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Pepper ball guns
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Resources 4: Dog Unit

  • 5 Dogs fully trained to DH4
  • Dog Handlers trained to DH4
  • Kennel Unit at Kloofnek
  • Deployment trailer
  • Current extension to kennels
  • HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
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Resources 5: Ops Centers

  • Kloofnek office / dispatch / coordination
  • Kloofnek Visitor Center – engage with Visitors re Safety Information
  • Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Platteklip, Deer Park, Newlands, Noordhoek Beach
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Partnerships

  • SAPS is our major partner
  • TMNP overlaps with 13 SAPS precincts
  • Attend regular meetings and share info
  • Close coms with SAPS sector policing
  • Neighbourhood Watches
  • CID’s
  • Tourism Agencies – Safety Info to Tourists
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Operations: Combating Crime

  • Visible Uniformed Policing
  • Observation points / Stake-outs
  • Routinely clear bunkers, caves, hide-outs
  • Remove suspects for finger-print tests
  • CCTV cameras and response
  • Parallel investigations to SAPS
  • Adaptive strategy – trends/displacement
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WHERE TO?

  • New partnerships – Waterfront Rotarians are sponsoring Kennel expansion
  • Tourism Partnerships renewed – to communicate safety information
  • Perception Management – balanced coms of risks, successes and interventions
  • Manned Visitor Information Centers
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