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Golden ArrowANA reports that the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement department has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) that will pave the way for law enforcement officers to do duty on buses.  

Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said in a statement on Sunday that on board enforcement would add value to the service and ensure the safety of passengers.  The appointment of 20 law enforcement officers was made possible by the city’s expanded public works programme (EPWP).  The key focus of the law enforcement officers will be to have a high visibility on GABS buses so as to not only protect and serve, but also to be a deterrent to possible criminal activity on buses and at bus depots.  In doing so, the officers will conduct stop-and-search operations, including random searches, at predefined bus stops and shelters.  GABS general manager Derick Meyer said they were optimistic that the new GABS-funded unit would be a success.  The MoA will be in place until February 2020, with the hope that it be reviewed and extended.

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