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Tshwane Metro Police Department relaunches its Bicycle Unit to tackle crime in Hatfield

Following its success in 2017, the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) relaunched its Bicycle Unit in Hatfield. This follows growing concerns regarding sporadic crimes taking place in the student capital, which range from cell phone robberies to car-jackings, drug incidents and drunk driving.

This initiative is a partnership between the University of Pretoria, City of Tshwane, Hatfield City Improvement District, City Property and Growthpoint Properties.

The Bicycle Unit has a fleet of 20 two-wheelers that will patrol the Hatfield area. The collective cost of R300 000 was donated by the University of Pretoria in its endeavours to fight crime and safeguard its students.

In his statement, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Ald Randall Williams, thanked all the stakeholders who made the relaunch a success. He also reiterated that the Bicycle Unit will be operated by qualified officers who have the same powers as any other TMPD officer.

The City of Tshwane, the TMPD and its stakeholders will continue ensuring that Hatfield remains safe for students to live, learn and play.

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