Festive season crime prevention operations have kicked off. Approximately 50 members of the community, security companies and the police did a mass patrol in Hartbeespoort town on Saturday night. Members of the Schoemansville, Ifafi/ Melodie neighbourhood watch joined the security companies and the Hartbeespoort police during the crime prevention exercise. “A big thank you to all those who help to make our town a safer place. We urge residents to join their respective neighbourhood watch and assist us in addressing and preventing crime,” said Romano van der Spuy, chairman of the Hartbeespoort community policing forum.