Hoedspruit Farmwatch offers the community a safety support service and will assist and respond to emergency calls from their members in any situation that potentials indicates a threat to life or property. Examples of the services offered include:
Hoedspruit Farmwatch takes on both a Pro-
Undertaking proactive measures, Farmwatch does regular patrols around the region in different sectors. Patrols are done by volunteers from the larger community who are given a structured patrol duty roster and thus conduct regular patrols around the region. These patrols and the ability to pick up on suspicious activity immediately has resulted in a decrease of criminal incidents by 80% within the farming region.
In addition to the regular patrols, Hoedspruit Farmwatch has an active and dedicated Reaction Unit. The Reaction unit consists of approx 20 individuals who undergo monthly training in various focus areas, from medical support to crime scene management, fire fighting skills and techniques, legal issues around the bearing of fire arms etc. The Reaction Unit is responsible for responding to emergency situations from Motor Vehicle Accidents where they support with traffic and crowd control and ensure that the emergency personell working within the incident zone are safe, through to the armed response for any criminal attack or incident. Plaaswag Reaction Unit has equipped themselves to support their necessary tasks such as: