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ABOUT US

What you need to know about the CPF

The Community Policing Forum (CPF) fulfils a vital role in society, in assisting law enforcement officials in the fight against crime.

  • Sector 1: Eastgate, Bedford Center, Bedford Gardens, St. Andrews, Morninghill and Oriel
  • Sector 2: Central Bedford also known as RAG
  • Sector 3: Meadowdale, Tunney, Meadowdale, Klopperpark, Elandsfontein
  • The CPF ensures the efficient and appropriate service delivery of safety and security to the community of Bedfordview.
  • Members address complaints against the police on behalf of the community and against criminal elements in a particular community on behalf of policing partners.
  • The CPF builds communication and problem-solving channels between all policing partners and the community.
  • It produces safety plans from reported police statistics, as well as community needs and complaints regarding crime hot spots and suspicious activities.
  • The CPF plans and participates in anti-crime exercises which are determined by the community’s complaints.
  • They facilitate safety and security meetings between the community and law enforcement entities.
  • CPFs assist police by improving police service delivery to their communities and strengthening partnerships between the community and police.
  • They promote joint problem solving and ensure police accountability.
  • The CPF ensures proper communication between the police and the community – which enhances the police’s ability to combat and prevent crime.
  • Communities are thus able to monitor, evaluate and advise police.
  • Police, in turn, become accountable to the communities they serve.
  • SAPS remain the operational police authority. A CPF is there to augment and assist the SAPS in a reactive scene and, where they have not yet arrived, to stand in for the SAPS until they do arrive on the scene.
  • CPF members can react to crime scenes, contain crime scenes, do point duty, manage accident scenes and support the SAPS, Metro Police and to track and trace perpetrators of crime.
  • A CPF member may also carry out a citizen’s arrest, if the need arises.
  • The CPF assists in crime prevention by means of neighbourhood patrols, which decrease crime in areas where patrols are prevalent.
  • Visible patrol systems deter criminal activity.
  • Suspicious activity is channeled through to authorities.
  • Information regarding social problems are also passed on to relevant authorities.
  • The CPF assists at crime scenes, to ensure that vital evidence, witnesses and suspects are on hand for the SAPS.
  • A person must work or live in Bedfordview to join the Bedfordview CPF, they cannot have a criminal record, they must have a valid South African ID and permanent residents permit.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gavin Henry BCPF chairman

Gavin Henry

Chairman

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Alkis Flemetakis

Deputy Chairman

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IAN CLARK

Treasurer

PETER WRIGHT

SECRETARY

Gavin Fisher

Deputy Secretary

Alison Grobbelaar

MARKETING & PRO

Leon de Bruin BCPF member

Leon de Bruin

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Tyrone Clark BCPF secretary

Tyrone Clark

Base Station Commander

Mark Morris

Patrol Commander

Fevos Savas

Sector 1 Representative

Colin Mckenzie BCPF member

Colin McKenzie

Sector 2 Representative

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Basco Spassov

Sector 3 Representative

SECTOR INFORMATION

SECTORNumber
1 - Eastgate, Bedford Center, Bedford Gardens, St. Andrews, Morninghill and Oriel011 400 6661
2 - Central Bedford also known as RAG 011 400 6662
3 - Meadowdale, Tunney, Klopperpark, Elandsfontein011 400 6663

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

SAPS

South African Police Services  
Flying Squad10111
Bedfordview SAPS011 457 2299
Station Commander : Col. Matlala011 457 2301
082 822 8062
Visible Policing : Lt/Col. Mhlongo011 457 2217
082 461 3629
Criminal Investigation : Lt/Col. Maluleke011 457 2215
082 822 8003
Support Services : Lt/Col. Mdunge011 457 2230
Communications: Cpt. De Jager011 457 2215
079 694 7071
Bedfordview CPF011 450 4376
BCPF Victim Support073 189 6362

eMERGENCIES

EMERGENCIES SERVICES (24 HOURS) 
Life Threatening Emergency Services10177
EMPD011 999 2093
011 999 2094
011 999 2095

MUNICIPAL

MUNICIPAL  
Water & Electricity
(Ensure you obtain
Ref No. for escalation)
086 054 3000

PET CARE

Veterinarians : Daytime consulting hours 
Bedfordview Veterinary Hospital
011 616 4088
Kenvalley Veterinary Clinic
011 615 3416
Kloof Road Animal Clinic 24 hours011 705 3411
Kloof Road Animal Clinic
011 455 1296
St Francis Veterinary Hospital
011 453 8525
Emergency veterinary : 24 hours 
Fourways Vet Hospital
011 705 3411
Alberton Veterinary Clinic
011 869 7258
Bryanston Vet Hospital
011 706 6023
Glenvista South Vet Centre
011 682 3213
Lambton Animal Hospital
011 824 2222
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
SPCA – Germiston - 24 hour 082 675 0072
SPCA – Germiston
011 825 5033

WELFARE

Personal Crisis  
LifeLine – 24 Hour 0861 322 322
SADAG (South African Depression & Anxiety Group) www.sadag.org0800 121 314
CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES (CPS) 
Avril Elizabeth Home email: aehstim@mweb.co.za or meloney@avril.org.za
011 822 2233
Child Welfare Edenvale
011 452 5940
011 452 5941
Childline South Africa National Crisis Line
08000 55 555
El-Shammah Home for Abandoned Babies and Place of Safety011 054 0530
Care for the aged  
Elandsvallei Home for the Aged Senior Service
011 776 9063
Rest-A-While Service Centre for the Aged Manager : Trudy Carreira011 828 3059
SOUP KITCHENS 
Alice Soup Kitchen Elspark (collection Bedfordview)082 955 3303
Bedford Chapel Bedfordview
011 616 7201
011 622 5744
Bez Valley Anglican Church Feeding Scheme Kensington
011 614 9226
Buddhist Centre – Rokpa Gauteng Soup Kitchen Kensington011 614 1948
011 624 2235
Church of the Blessed Sacrament Assumption Convent School Malvern
East
011 616 4008
011 616 5796
Itemba Soup Kitchen (Jenny) Primrose East
083 273 0824
Jenny Schmidt Edenvale
072 702 0311
Joy Foundation Kensington084 587 8460
Kensington Methodist Church Kensington
011 618 3839
Khanyisa Soup Kitchen Edenvale Methodist Church
011 452 6176
011 452 1135
Methodist Church Bedfordview
011 455 2600
St Margaret’s Anglican Church Feeding Scheme Bedfordview
011 455 4449
Tzu Chi Foundation Bedfordview
011 782 6830

CHARITIES

CHARITIES  
Child Welfare South Africa011 452 5940
011 452 5941
Christians in Action082 649 1793
Clobbertique Charity Shop for Rand Aid011 882 2510
Eastleigh Hospice Shop011 452 0480
Edenvale Care Centre011 454 5358
Khanyisa Soup Kitchen011 452 6176
Little Eden Edenvale Shop011 453 8065
Little Eden Primrose Shop011 822 8967
Little Eden Society011 609 7246
MAD Knitters082 649 1793
Poverty Relief011 056 8954
Rand Aid011 882 2510
Red Bin Brigade083 452 9717
SPCA – Bedfordview & Germiston011 825 5033
Zoe Crisis Centre082 484 9558