Chicago and Cape Town share crime-prevention strategies

Chicago Police Department is in Cape Town to expand US and South African law-enforcement partnerships and increase knowledge-sharing among security stakeholders.

The two cities share similar policing challenges and experience high levels of gang violence.

Chicago Police Department has been recognised for its innovative crime-intervention practices.

Read: The criminals are celebrating over internal war at Saps' - amaBhungane

Not so long ago we were considered the murder capital of the US with high crime in the early 90s. We have since made a steady decline in crime and we have taken some of the best practices in the world

Ernest Cato, District commander - Chicago Police Department

We have also taken some of the best practices here in Cape Town and implement them.

Ernest Cato, District commander - Chicago Police Department

You need some form of technology to build relationships with the community and businesses as well as provide some form of hope.

Eric Carter, Deputy police chief - Chicago Police Department

The visit will include meetings with Cape Metro Police, South African Police Services, the Department of Community Safety and the city's committee for safety and security.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Chicago and Cape Town share crime-prevention strategies


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